Sauvillers-Mongival

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Sauvillers-Mongival
Sauvillers-Mongival is located in France
Sauvillers-Mongival
Sauvillers-Mongival
Coordinates: 49°43′32″N 2°28′15″E / 49.7256°N 2.4708°E / 49.7256; 2.4708Coordinates: 49°43′32″N 2°28′15″E / 49.7256°N 2.4708°E / 49.7256; 2.4708
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Ailly-sur-Noye
Intercommunality Val de Noye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christiane Depentis
Area
 • Land1 5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 190
 • Population2 density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80729 / 80110
Elevation 49–111 m (161–364 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Sauvillers-Mongival is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Amiens, on the D83 road.
A rural town mostly given over to agricultural activity, mainly timber, cereals and sugar beet, organised by a farming cooperative. In 1938, there were eleven farms.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
154 164 133 148 164 179 190
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

Mongival was formerly a hamlet, the name coming from the place ruined by the Spaniards during the siege of Corbie in 1636. In 1178, the city was known as Serpentwiler.

Sauvillers-Mongival was first mentioned in the 12th century. The seigneurie was bought in 1393 by the lords of Raineval.

During the First World War, the town was completely flattened, except for three houses. St. Martin’s church, rebuilt after 1918, dates back to the 19th century.
In July 1918, the town was liberated by French troops of the 87th infantry regiment. In 1959, a commemorative plate was fixed to one of the walls of the church tower to recall the sacrifice of these soldiers. A war memorial lists the members of the commune that died during World War I.

In the village cemetery are the graves of five British airmen that were shot down nearby in their Lancaster bomber in 1943.

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