Saint-Blimont

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Saint-Blimont
Saint-Blimont is located in France
Saint-Blimont
Saint-Blimont
Coordinates: 50°07′18″N 1°34′30″E / 50.1217°N 1.575°E / 50.1217; 1.575Coordinates: 50°07′18″N 1°34′30″E / 50.1217°N 1.575°E / 50.1217; 1.575
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Claude Loiselle
Area1 6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 965
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80700 / 80960
Elevation 18–67 m (59–220 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

Saint-Blimont is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 12 miles (19 km) west of Abbeville, on the D106 road. Sitting squarely between the industrial Vimeu region and the tourist regions of Picardie.

History[edit]

Closely linked with Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. The monk evangelist Saint Valery healed Blimond around 615, who succeeded him as head of the abbey at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
948 958 989 1056 1046 948 965
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The fifteenth century watchtower that has been a belltower for about 150 years. The tower is accessible in July and August, with guided visits every Saturday at 11 o'clock.
  • The nineteenth century church, with interesting elements such as beams, a baptismal font originating from the previous sixteenth century church and a 15th-century statue of Saint Blimond.

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