Surcamps

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Surcamps
The old Roman road
The old Roman road
Surcamps is located in France
Surcamps
Surcamps
Coordinates: 50°04′13″N 2°04′32″E / 50.0703°N 2.0756°E / 50.0703; 2.0756Coordinates: 50°04′13″N 2°04′32″E / 50.0703°N 2.0756°E / 50.0703; 2.0756
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Domart-en-Ponthieu
Intercommunality Val de Nièvre et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Lucien Carle
Area1 2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 69
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80742 / 80620
Elevation 63–117 m (207–384 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.

Surcamps is a commune located in the Somme department, Picardie, northern France.

Geography[edit]

Surcamps is situated 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Amiens, on the D216e road, by the side of the old Roman road, the Chaussée Brunehaut.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Surcamps
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 60 67 82 73 64 56 69
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The nineteenth century church
  • Traces of Gallo-Roman settlements
  • The wood of Coroy, where the well-preserved remains of a Nazi V1 rocket launch site is situated. Built by French prisoners in the summer of 1943, it was bombed 12 times by the Allies from December 1943 until April 1944.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source : Quotidien Le Courrier Picard, édition de la Somme, du 4 novembre 2007.

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