Domart-sur-la-Luce

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Domart-sur-la-Luce
Domart-sur-la-Luce is located in France
Domart-sur-la-Luce
Domart-sur-la-Luce
Coordinates: 49°49′01″N 2°28′59″E / 49.817°N 2.483°E / 49.817; 2.483Coordinates: 49°49′01″N 2°28′59″E / 49.817°N 2.483°E / 49.817; 2.483
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Moreuil
Intercommunality Avre Luce Moreuil
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Marquet
Area
 • Land1 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 425
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80242 / 80110
Elevation 32–104 m (105–341 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 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.

Domart-sur-la-Luce is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D934 road, on the banks of the Luce, some 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Amiens.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Domart-sur-la-Luce
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 241 264 261 338 375 425 425
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

Domart is sited on an old Roman road, known as the ‘chaussée d'Agrippa’ (Agrippa way), named after the general and politician. The road ran between Amiens and Noyon.
Known from writings of 1105, the first seigneur of Domart appears in 1154, called Ibert or Aubert. His château, now all but disappeared, was home to the seigneurs of Domart until the end of the 18th century, as well as to the Princes of Savoy.

At the time of the French Revolution, there were nearly 700 inhabitants of Domart. As with so many villages in this area of France, Domart was practically destroyed during World War I.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]