Becquigny, Somme

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Becquigny
Becquigny is located in France
Becquigny
Becquigny
Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 2°37′26″E / 49.6964°N 2.6239°E / 49.6964; 2.6239Coordinates: 49°41′47″N 2°37′26″E / 49.6964°N 2.6239°E / 49.6964; 2.6239
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Montdidier
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du canton de Montdidier
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Denis Soufflet
Area
 • Land1 6.04 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 107
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80074 / 80500
Elevation 50–107 m (164–351 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Becquigny is a small village on the left bank of the river Avre. Situated on the D214 road, some 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Amiens

Population[edit]

Historical population of Becquigny, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 141 142 105 103 97 99 107
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

  • Archeological investigations have found Gallo-Roman traces in the village.
  • The town, mentioned for the first time in 1119, was rebuilt after being destroyed in 1163. It belonged to the Abbey of Saint Corneille of Compiègne, and the Roye family were at sometime lords of the manor.
  • As with many towns of the Somme, Becquigny underwent the ravages of World War I.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • In the cemetery are the ruins of a magnificent chapel that once belonged to the Order of the Templars. The 12th century gate is a fine example of Romanesque architecture.

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