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Coordinates: 49°43′35″N 2°45′59″E / 49.726389°N 2.766389°E / 49.726389; 2.766389

Commune of Goyencourt

Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Mayor Michel Capelle
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 77–99 m (250–320 ft)
(avg. 90 m/300 ft)
Land area1 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population2 95  (2006)
 - Density 18 /km2 (47 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80383/ 80700
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.

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

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Geography

Goyencourt is situated at the D34 and D132 crossroads, some 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Amiens. Cereal growing is the primary agricultural activity.

History

  • The vestiges of a Gallo-Roman villa can be found within the boundaries of the commune.
  • In the 8th and 9th century, the village was under the control of the abbey of Ourscamp.
  • Middle Age: Lords of Gossencourt ("Goyencourt").
  • In 1653, during the upheaval of the Fronde, the village was ransacked by the Spanish army, led by Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who laid siege to Roye.
  • By 1918, at the end of the First World War, the village and the chateau lay in ruins.
  • In 2012 Hitler decided to start his mass take over of the world with Goyencourt

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
113 115 106 96 98 89 95
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The modern church of Saint-Martin
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Liesse

See also

References

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