Saint-Fuscien

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Saint-Fuscien
Saint-Fuscien is located in France
Saint-Fuscien
Saint-Fuscien
Coordinates: 49°50′18″N 2°18′56″E / 49.8383°N 2.3156°E / 49.8383; 2.3156Coordinates: 49°50′18″N 2°18′56″E / 49.8383°N 2.3156°E / 49.8383; 2.3156
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique de Witasse Thézy
Area
 • Land1 9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 911
 • Population2 density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80702 / 80680
Elevation 38–113 m (125–371 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 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-Fuscien is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
The name of the commune in Picard is Saint-Fuschien.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated some 3 miles (5 km) south of Amiens, on the D7 road.

History[edit]

The commune's name is derived from Saint Fuscian (Fuscien, Fulcian) (3rd century), who is said to have been buried in the area, along with Saints Gentian and Victoricus (Victorice).


Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
363 431 687 1026 1031 966 911
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church:
Burnt down by arsonists in February 2005.
The church in 2010
Stained glass d' Alain Mongrenier


  • Ruins of Saint-Fuscien abbey
Saint-Fuscien abbey
from Monasticon Gallicanum
logis abbatial (18th century)


Coat of arms (Blason)[edit]

Image
Blason Saint-Fuscien.svg Saint-Fuscien

D'azur aux troés keuvrons d'érgint aveuc troés étoéles d'or.

See also[edit]

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