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Coordinates: 49°48′10″N 2°54′51″E / 49.8028°N 2.9142°E / 49.8028; 2.9142Coordinates: 49°48′10″N 2°54′51″E / 49.8028°N 2.9142°E / 49.8028; 2.9142

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Nesle
Intercommunality Nesle
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Marc Wissocq
 • Land1 5.84 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 289
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80568 / 80190
Elevation 61–83 m (200–272 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Morchain is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Morchain is situated on the D139 and D142 roads, some 30 miles (48 km) east of Amiens.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
251 265 239 250 270 248 289
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

See also



External links

  • Morchain on the Quid website (French)
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