Cagny, Somme

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Cagny
Cagny is located in France
Cagny
Cagny
Coordinates: 49°51′43″N 2°20′38″E / 49.8619°N 2.3439°E / 49.8619; 2.3439Coordinates: 49°51′43″N 2°20′38″E / 49.8619°N 2.3439°E / 49.8619; 2.3439
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Amiens 5
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marcel Boinet
Area1 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 1,252
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80160 / 80330
Elevation 23–107 m (75–351 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 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.

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

History[edit]

The town was occupied by Germany during World War II, and saw fighting during July 1944. The British attacked on the 18th, but defense from a nearby Flak battery held off the attack, destroying numerous British tanks. Eventually, the British did succeed in liberating the town.[1]

Geography[edit]

Cagny is situated on the D161 road, on the outskirts of Amiens, about 3 miles (5 km) from the centre

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cagny, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 712 730 801 1026 1407 1400 1327
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

The site of Cagny-La-Garenne 2 has evidence of humans Homo heidelbergensis from an inter-Ice-age environment (about 300,000 years ago).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNab, Chris (2011). Hitler's Armies. New York: Osprey Publishing. p. 284. ISBN 9781849086479. 

External links[edit]

(All French language)