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Coordinates: 49°54′21″N 1°50′11″E / 49.905833°N 1.8363889°E / 49.905833; 1.8363889

Commune of Saint-Maulvis

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Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Oisemont
Intercommunality Canton of Oisemont
Mayor Renée Goffetre
Elevation 98–157 m (320–520 ft)
(avg. 125 m/410 ft)
Land area1 6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population2 251  (2006)
 - Density 40 /km2 (100 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80709/ 80140
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-Maulvis is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.



The commune is situated some 12 miles (19 km) south of Abbeville, on the D96 and D187 roads.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
236 293 294 242 205 226 251
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


An important headquarters of the Order of Saint John existed here as early as 1179. The commander was also seigneur of this and a further 21 communes and there exercised ‘all justice’.
At the time of the Hundred Years War, in 1350, the village was totally burned down, except for the fortress sheltering the men-at-arms. The village was uninhabited for 16 years. From that time, the income of the commanderie was greatly reduced, so that the Grand Prior of France, Guillaume de Mailloc, summoned a general chapter at Paris in 1357.

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