Villeroy, Somme

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Villeroy
Villeroy église et Monument aux Morts.jpg
Villeroy is located in France
Villeroy
Villeroy
Coordinates: 49°56′25″N 1°43′28″E / 49.9403°N 1.7244°E / 49.9403; 1.7244Coordinates: 49°56′25″N 1°43′28″E / 49.9403°N 1.7244°E / 49.9403; 1.7244
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Oisemont
Intercommunality Canton of Oisemont
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roger Dancourt
Area
 • Land1 6.02 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 219
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80796 / 80140
Elevation 119–159 m (390–522 ft)
(avg. 139 m or 456 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.

Villeroy is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Villeroy is situated 13 miles(21 km) southwest of Abbeville, on the D108e road

Population[edit]

Historical population of Villeroy, Somme
Year 1698 1867 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 420 344 237 242 218 205 210 216 219
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

The village was known as "Villa Regia", in 1129. It was once owned by the Knights Templar who built a wall around the village.
The seigneury was first noted as Bailleul-Vimeu, which was then passed to the seigneurs of Rambures.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of Saint Sauveur, rebuilt in the 19th century.

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