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Coordinates: 49°55′29″N 1°56′43″E / 49.924722°N 1.9452778°E / 49.924722; 1.9452778

Commune of Warlus

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 Molliens-Dreuil
Intercommunality Sud-Ouest Amiénois
Mayor André-Jean Colin
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 37–130 m (120–430 ft)
(avg. 48 m/160 ft)
Land area1 8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Population2 229  (2006)
 - Density 28 /km2 (73 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80821/ 80270
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.

Warlus is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

Warlus is situated 16 miles(26 km) west of Amiens, on the D18 road.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
229 238 218 249 219 225 229
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

The name of Warlus may have its origins in the name of an early bishop. Other sources say it comes from the Anglo-Saxon war(store or watch) and lux (light). In the 12th century, there was once a high tower which may have been used as a beacon during wartime.
There is nothing to suggest that Warlus is very old. It doesn’t appear to have had a castle and seems to have grown around a former convent, of which few vestiges remain (a few walls and some underground passages). The priors came from the Abbey of Selaincourt.
In the 12th century, the population grouped around the monastery and build a church. In the 16th & 17th centuries the seigneurs came from the Crequy family of Poix-de-Picardie.
During the Hundred Years War, the English went through the territory (there’s an ‘English path’ in Warlus woods) from Poix-de-Picardie to Airaines.
The tithes belonged to the abbey of Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre of Selaincourt and Berteaucourt, and the Celestine convent.

Places of interest

  • Sixteenth-century church of Saint-Apre.

See also

References

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