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Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.07417°N 2.53361°E / 50.07417; 2.53361

Commune of Acheux-en-Amiénois

Acheux-en-Amiénois is located in France
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Acheux-en-Amiénois
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Mayor Jean-Paul Devauchelle
Elevation 118–152 m (387–499 ft)
(avg. 154 m/505 ft)
Land area1 7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80003/ 80560
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Acheux-en-Amiénois is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.



The commune is a farming village found at the junction of the departmental roads D938 and D114.


The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu (from the charter of the foundation of the nearby abbey of Corbie). It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field". The town of Acheux is ancient. It certainly existed in Roman times, where a fort was established, comprising ditches and pallisades, to protect it from attacks by the Atrebates, a Gaulish tribe, after whom Arras is named.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
494 498 464 425 424 514 543
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places and monuments

The church at Acheux
  • The church of Acheux was built in 1760 as indicated on the inscription on the font. It is dedicated to Saint Cyr and Saint Juliette.
  • The castle was constructed in the 11th century and had seven towers, of which two remain. The wall was surrounded by a dry moat filled with brambles and thorns, giving the nickname of "Thorn Manor".

See also

Communes of the Somme department


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