|Intercommunality||Canton of Oisemont|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Renée Goffetre|
|• Land1||6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80709 / 80140|
|Elevation||98–157 m (322–515 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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 some 12 miles (19 km) south of Abbeville, on the D96 and D187 roads.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
An important headquarters of the Order of Saint John existed here as early as 1179. The commander was also seigneur of this and a further 21 communes and there exercised ‘all justice’.
At the time of the Hundred Years War, in 1350, the village was totally burned down, except for the fortress sheltering the men-at-arms. The village was uninhabited for 16 years. From that time, the income of the commanderie was greatly reduced, so that the Grand Prior of France, Guillaume de Mailloc, summoned a general chapter at Paris in 1357.
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