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Coordinates: 49°59′20″N 2°23′10″E / 49.989°N 2.38611°E / 49.989; 2.38611

Commune of Molliens-au-Bois

Location
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Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Villers-Bocage
Intercommunality Le Bocage et l'Hallue
Mayor Jean-Pierre Valet
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 62–129 m (200–420 ft)
(avg. 105 m/340 ft)
Land area1 7.28 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population2 336  (2006)
 - Density 46 /km2 (120 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80553/ 80260
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.

Molliens-au-Bois is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

The commune is situated on the D30 and D78 road junction, some 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Amiens.

History

In August 1918, the divisional HQ of the U.S 33rd Infantry Division was set up in the chateau in Molliens-au-Bois. During that period, King George V went to the castle and awarded medals to General Pershing and other troops. General Bell was the C.O of the division.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
179 192 208 195 315 326 336
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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