Vers-sur-Selles

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Vers-sur-Selles
Vers-sur-Selles is located in France
Vers-sur-Selles
Vers-sur-Selles
Coordinates: 49°50′32″N 2°13′56″E / 49.8422°N 2.2322°E / 49.8422; 2.2322Coordinates: 49°50′32″N 2°13′56″E / 49.8422°N 2.2322°E / 49.8422; 2.2322
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Thierry Demoury
Area1 11.18 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 700
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80791 / 80480
Elevation 33–107 m (108–351 ft)
(avg. 57 m or 187 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.

Vers-sur-Selles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D98 road in the valley of the Selle river.

History[edit]

  • Prehistoric times: single-sided flint tools and the remains of mammoths have been found in the local gravel.
  • Neolithic period: some graves were discovered during building work.
  • Middle Ages: Merovingian burials were found in the valley, the remains were unearthed during the construction of the A16.
In 1358, Vers was ravaged by Charles II of Navarre.
In 1376, three residents burnt down the tithe barn and were hanged in front of the church.
In 1426, the church and village were razed by English troops.
In 1472, Charles the Bold subjected Vers to "blood and fire".
  • Before the revolution : in 1617, the leper hospital was closed.
In 1730, Nicolas Deleau, publican, was fined 75 sols for selling drinks on Sundays and feast days.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Vers-sur-Selles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 468 481 638 733 736 768 700
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 sixteenth century church of Saint Rémi. The door dates from 1238. In 1472, the church was subjected to considerable devastation. Several restorations have since been made.

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