Saint-Acheul

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Not to be confused with Saint-Acheul (Amiens).
Saint-Acheul
Saint-Acheul is located in France
Saint-Acheul
Saint-Acheul
Coordinates: 50°11′29″N 2°09′52″E / 50.1914°N 2.1644°E / 50.1914; 2.1644Coordinates: 50°11′29″N 2°09′52″E / 50.1914°N 2.1644°E / 50.1914; 2.1644
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Bernaville
Intercommunality Bernavillois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Bettefort
Area
 • Land1 3.04 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 27
 • Population2 density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80697 / 80370
Elevation 37–110 m (121–361 ft)
(avg. 55 m or 180 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-Acheul is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. It is not to be confused with Saint-Acheul, a suburb of Amiens after which the Acheulean archaeological culture of the Lower Paleolithic is named.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated some 23 miles (37 km) north of Amiens, on the junction of the D933 and D99e roads, only a few hundred yards from the border with the Pas-de-Calais

Population[edit]

Historical population of Saint-Acheul
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 33 50 45 43 34 22 27
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

In the first century AD the Romans settled the area and a monastery was built in St Acheul during the Middle Ages. Saint Ulphia was a hermit here during the 8th century.

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