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Coordinates: 49°46′36″N 1°59′07″E / 49.7767°N 1.985278°E / 49.7767; 1.985278

Commune of Poix-de-Picardie

POIX-DE-PICARDIE La Montée de l'église.JPG
Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Poix-de-Picardie
Intercommunality Sud-Ouest Amiénois
Mayor Jacky Petigny
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 94–190 m (310–620 ft)
(avg. 106 m/350 ft)
Land area1 11.66 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population2 2,370  (2006)
 - Density 203 /km2 (530 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80630/ 80290
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.

Poix-de-Picardie is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

The commune is situated at the junction of the N1 and N29 road, some 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Amiens, at the bottom of a rather steep-sided valley, confined by Normandy to the south and Picardie to the north. The commune has rail access, linking with the Rouen / Amiens network via the TER.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1470 1775 2172 2267 2191 2285 2370
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The sixteenth century church of Saint-Denis’ priory. In flamboyant Gothic style, the base of the tower dates from the twelfth century. Before becoming the parish church, it was the chapel of the château.
  • Military cemetery. Containing the graves of 149 Second World War Commonwealth aircrew.
Panoramic view of the commune

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