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Coordinates: 49°50′32″N 2°13′56″E / 49.8422°N 2.2322°E / 49.8422; 2.2322

Commune of Vers-sur-Selles

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 Blason fr ville Amiens.svg Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Mayor Thierry Demoury
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 33–107 m (110–350 ft)
(avg. 57 m/190 ft)
Land area1 11.18 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population2 700  (2006)
 - Density 63 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80791/ 80480
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.

Vers-sur-Selles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

The commune is situated 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D98 road in the valley of the Selle river.

History

  • Prehistoric times: Single-sided flint tools and the remains of Mammoths have been found in the local gravel.
  • Neolithic period: Some graves were discovered during building work.
  • Middle Ages: Merovingian burials were found in the valley, the remains were unearthed during the construction of the A16.
In 1358, Vers was ravaged by Charles II of Navarre.
In 1376, three residents burnt down the tithe barn and were hanged in front of the church.
In 1426, the church and village were razed by English troops.
In 1472, Charles the Bold subjected Vers to "blood and fire".
  • Before the Revolution : In 1617, the leper hospital was closed.
In 1730, Nicolas Deleau, publican, was fined 75 sols for selling drinks Sundays and feast days.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
468 481 638 733 736 768 700
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The sixteenth century church of Saint Rémi. The door dates from 1238. In 1472, the church was subjected to considerable devastation. Several restorations have since been made.

See also

References

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