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Coordinates: 49°49′04″N 2°19′08″E / 49.81778°N 2.31889°E / 49.81778; 2.31889

Commune of Sains-en-Amiénois

Location
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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 Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Mayor Marc Leclercq
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 49–117 m (160–380 ft)
(avg. 112 m/370 ft)
Land area1 9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population2 1,271  (2006)
 - Density 128 /km2 (330 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80696/ 80680
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.

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

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Geography

The commune is situated 6 miles (10 km) south of Amiens, on the D7 road. The population has increased two-fold in the last 30 years, as people of the region have left the land to work in or around Amiens.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
445 453 605 936 1054 1075 1271
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The fifteenth century church, which is dedicated to three saints (Fuscien, Victoric and Gentien), whose joint tomb is a feature inside the building. Around 1900 the tower was topped with a spire [1]. The church also houses a 12th century font and sculptures from the 13th and 18th centuries, originally from the abbey at Selincourt, now a part of the commune of Hornoy-le-Bourg.

See also

References

  1. ^ G. de Witasse et A. Graire - Dictionnaire historique et archéologique de la Picardie, Tome I, Canton de Boves, page 237 (1909, reprint Editions Culture et Civilisation, Bruxelles, 1979)

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