Saigneville

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Saigneville
Saigneville is located in France
Saigneville
Saigneville
Coordinates: 50°08′17″N 1°42′45″E / 50.1381°N 1.7125°E / 50.1381; 1.7125Coordinates: 50°08′17″N 1°42′45″E / 50.1381°N 1.7125°E / 50.1381; 1.7125
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacquy Longuein
Area
 • Land1 12.86 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 406
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80691 / 80230
Elevation 2–59 m (6.6–193.6 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

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

History[edit]

Prior to construction of the Canal de la Somme, Saigneville stood at the southern end of a ford across the Somme estuary. Known as Blanchetaque for the white stones marking the way, the ford became the site of the Battle of Blanchetaque in 1346, during the Hundred Years' War.

Geography[edit]

Saigneville is situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Abbeville, on the D3 road, near the Somme canal.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Saigneville
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 327 365 330 351 375 385 406
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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