Acheux-en-Amiénois

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Acheux-en-Amiénois
Acheux-en-Amiénois is located in France
Acheux-en-Amiénois
Acheux-en-Amiénois
Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.0742°N 2.5336°E / 50.0742; 2.5336Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.0742°N 2.5336°E / 50.0742; 2.5336
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Acheux-en-Amiénois
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Devauchelle
Area
 • Land1 7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 569
 • Population2 density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80003 / 80560
Elevation 118–152 m (387–499 ft)
(avg. 154 m or 505 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is a farming village found at the junction of the departmental roads D938 and D114.

History[edit]

The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu (from the charter of the foundation of the nearby abbey of Corbie). It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field". The town of Acheux is ancient. It certainly existed in Roman times, where a fort was established, comprising ditches and pallisades, to protect it from attacks by the Atrebates, a Gaulish tribe, after whom Arras is named.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Acheux-en-Amiénois
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 494 498 464 425 424 514 543
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments[edit]

The church at Acheux
  • The church of Acheux was built in 1760 as indicated on the inscription on the font. It is dedicated to Saint Cyr and Saint Juliette.
  • The castle was constructed in the 11th century and had seven towers, of which two remain. The wall was surrounded by a dry moat filled with brambles and thorns, giving the nickname of "Thorn Manor".

See also[edit]

Communes of the Somme department

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