|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Marc Leclercq|
|• Land1||9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80696 / 80680|
|Elevation||49–117 m (161–384 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.
The commune is situated 6 miles (10 km) south of Amiens, on the D7 road. The population has increased two-fold in the last 30 years, as people of the region have left the land to work in or around Amiens.
|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
- The 15th-century church, which is dedicated to three saints (Fuscien, Victoric and Gentien), whose joint tomb is a feature inside the building. Around 1900 the tower was topped with a spire. The church also houses a 12th-century font and sculptures from the 13th and 18th centuries, originally from the abbey at Selincourt, now a part of the commune of Hornoy-le-Bourg.
- G. de Witasse et A. Graire - Dictionnaire historique et archéologique de la Picardie, Tome I, Canton de Boves, page 237 (1909, reprint Editions Culture et Civilisation, Bruxelles, 1979)
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