Marieux

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Marieux
Marieux is located in France
Marieux
Marieux
Coordinates: 50°06′23″N 2°26′37″E / 50.1064°N 2.4436°E / 50.1064; 2.4436Coordinates: 50°06′23″N 2°26′37″E / 50.1064°N 2.4436°E / 50.1064; 2.4436
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Acheux-en-Amiénois
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Paulette Lefel
Area1 4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 105
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80514 / 80560
Elevation 75–133 m (246–436 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Marieux is situated on the D1 road, some 20 miles (32 km) north of Amiens.

History[edit]

The château was built in 1777 and is still owned and occupied by the same family today. Marieux is on the once strategically important and well-protected Roman road leading from Amiens to the English Channel and Britain.

During the First World War, it was British army headquarters for this part of the western front. On 25 October 1915, George V lunched here at the château with French Président Poincaré and the Chiefs-of-Staff of the French and British armies.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
110 115 117 113 92 82 105
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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