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Coordinates: 49°55′44″N 2°45′32″E / 49.9289°N 2.7589°E / 49.9289; 2.7589

Commune of Cappy

Location
Cappy, Somme is located in France
Cappy, Somme
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Bray-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Mayor Didier Degrendel
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 36–96 m (118–315 ft)
(avg. 65 m/213 ft)
Land area1 11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Population2 538  (2006)
 - Density 45 /km2 (120 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80172/ 80340
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

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Geography

Cappy is situated on the D1 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, by the banks of the river Somme.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
529 549 513 510 484 485 538
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

  • Two Roman villas have been found within the boundaries of the commune.
  • Known as "Capiacum" in 887, from the earlier name "Caput Loci" which suggests a fortress was built to defend the passage of the Somme.
  • In the 10th century, the village had a priory. Robert I of Péronne was the seigneur.
  • In 1260, Cappy was one of 25 Picardie towns to receive its charter from Louis IX.
  • In 1373, The priory, the village and the château were destroyed by the Earl of Warwick.
  • The village was also pillaged during the wars with Spain.

Historic monuments

  • Saint-Nicolas church, built in the lower village. The tower dates from 1654. Partially rebuilt in 1920, after the battles of 1916.

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