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Coordinates: 50°07′18″N 1°34′30″E / 50.121667°N 1.575°E / 50.121667; 1.575

Commune of Saint-Blimont

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 Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
Mayor Claude Loiselle
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 18–67 m (59–220 ft)
(avg. 27 m/89 ft)
Land area1 6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population2 965  (2006)
 - Density 146 /km2 (380 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80700/ 80960
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.

Saint-Blimont is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

The commune is situated 12 miles (19 km) west of Abbeville, on the D106 road. Sitting squarely between the industrial Vimeu region and the tourist regions of Picardie.

History

Closely linked with Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. The monk evangelist Saint Valery healed Blimond around 615, who succeeded him as head of the abbey at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
948 958 989 1056 1046 948 965
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The fifteenth century watchtower that has been a belltower for about 150 years. The tower is accessible in July and August, with guided visits every Saturday at 11 o'clock.
  • The nineteenth century church, with interesting elements such as beams, a baptismal font originating from the previous sixteenth century church and a 15th century statue of Saint Blimond.

See also

References

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