Goyencourt

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Goyencourt
Goyencourt is located in France
Goyencourt
Goyencourt
Coordinates: 49°43′35″N 2°45′59″E / 49.7264°N 2.7664°E / 49.7264; 2.7664Coordinates: 49°43′35″N 2°45′59″E / 49.7264°N 2.7664°E / 49.7264; 2.7664
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Capelle
Area
 • Land1 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 95
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80383 / 80700
Elevation 77–99 m (253–325 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Goyencourt is situated at the D34 and D132 crossroads, some 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Amiens. Cereal growing is the primary agricultural activity.

History[edit]

  • The vestiges of a Gallo-Roman villa can be found within the boundaries of the commune.
  • In the 8th and 9th century, the village was under the control of the abbey of Ourscamp.
  • Middle Age: Lords of Gossencourt ("Goyencourt").
  • In 1653, during the upheaval of the Fronde, the village was ransacked by the Spanish army, led by Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who laid siege to Roye.
  • By 1918, at the end of the First World War, the village and the chateau lay in ruins.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Goyencourt
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 113 115 106 96 98 89 95
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 modern church of Saint-Martin
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Liesse

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