Acheux-en-Amiénois

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Acheux-en-Amiénois
The church of Acheux-en-Amiénois
The church of Acheux-en-Amiénois
Coat of arms of Acheux-en-Amiénois
Coat of arms
Location of Acheux-en-Amiénois
Acheux-en-Amiénois is located in France
Acheux-en-Amiénois
Acheux-en-Amiénois
Acheux-en-Amiénois is located in Hauts-de-France
Acheux-en-Amiénois
Acheux-en-Amiénois
Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.0742°N 2.5336°E / 50.0742; 2.5336Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.0742°N 2.5336°E / 50.0742; 2.5336
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonAlbert
IntercommunalityPays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Annie Lemaire
Area
1
7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
617
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80003 /80560
Elevation118–152 m (387–499 ft)
(avg. 154 m or 505 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Acheux-en-Amiénois is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is a farming village found at the junction of the departmental roads D938 and D114.

History[edit]

The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu (from the charter of the foundation of the nearby abbey of Corbie). It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field". The town of Acheux is ancient. It certainly existed in Roman times, where a fort was established, comprising ditches and pallisades, to protect it from attacks by the Atrebates, a Gaulish tribe, after whom Arras is named.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006533—    
2007535+0.4%
2008545+1.9%
2009550+0.9%
2010569+3.5%
2011588+3.3%
2012608+3.4%
2013623+2.5%
2014631+1.3%
2015618−2.1%
2016606−1.9%

Places and monuments[edit]

The church at Acheux
  • The church of Acheux was built in 1760 as indicated on the inscription on the font. It is dedicated to Saint Cyr and Saint Juliette.
  • The castle was constructed in the 11th century and had seven towers, of which two remain. The wall was surrounded by a dry moat filled with brambles and thorns, giving the nickname of "Thorn Manor".

See also[edit]

Communes of the Somme department

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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