Cappy, Somme

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Cappy
Cappy is located in France
Cappy
Cappy
Coordinates: 49°55′44″N 2°45′32″E / 49.9289°N 2.7589°E / 49.9289; 2.7589Coordinates: 49°55′44″N 2°45′32″E / 49.9289°N 2.7589°E / 49.9289; 2.7589
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Bray-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Didier Degrendel
Area1 11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 538
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80172 / 80340
Elevation 36–96 m (118–315 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Cappy is situated on the D1 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, by the banks of the river Somme.

History[edit]

  • Two Roman villas have been found within the boundaries of the commune.
  • Known as "Capiacum" in 887, from the earlier name "Caput Loci" which suggests a fortress was built to defend the passage of the Somme.
  • In the 10th century, the village had a priory. Robert I of Péronne was the seigneur.
  • In 1260, Cappy was one of 25 Picardie towns to receive its charter from Louis IX.
  • In 1373, The priory, the village and the château were destroyed by the Earl of Warwick.
  • The village was also pillaged during the wars with Spain.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cappy, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 529 549 513 510 484 485 538
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Monuments[edit]

  • Saint-Nicolas church, built in the lower village. The tower dates from 1654. Partially rebuilt in 1920, after the battles of 1916.
  • The railway museum 'Chemin de fer Froissy-Dompierre'.

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