Molliens-au-Bois

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Molliens-au-Bois
Molliens-au-Bois is located in France
Molliens-au-Bois
Molliens-au-Bois
Coordinates: 49°59′20″N 2°23′10″E / 49.989°N 2.3861°E / 49.989; 2.3861Coordinates: 49°59′20″N 2°23′10″E / 49.989°N 2.3861°E / 49.989; 2.3861
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Villers-Bocage
Intercommunality Le Bocage et l'Hallue
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Valet
Area1 7.28 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 336
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80553 / 80260
Elevation 62–129 m (203–423 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

Molliens-au-Bois is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D30 and D78 road junction, some 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Amiens.

History[edit]

In August 1918, the divisional HQ of the U.S 33rd Infantry Division was set up in the chateau in Molliens-au-Bois. During that period, King George V went to the castle and awarded medals to General Pershing and other troops. General Bell was the C.O of the division.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
179 192 208 195 315 326 336
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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