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The town hall and school of Becquigny
|Intercommunality||CC Grand Roye|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Denis Soufflet|
|6.04 km2 (2.33 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||50–107 m (164–351 ft) |
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.|
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
- Archeological investigations have found Gallo-Roman traces in the village.
- The town, mentioned for the first time in 1119, was rebuilt after being destroyed in 1163. It belonged to the Abbey of Saint Corneille of Compiègne, and the Roye family were at sometime lords of the manor.
- As with many towns of the Somme, Becquigny underwent the ravages of World War I.
Places and monuments
- In the cemetery are the ruins of a magnificent chapel that once belonged to the Order of the Templars. The 12th century gate is a fine example of Romanesque architecture.
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(All French language)
- Becquigny sur le site du Quid
- Localisation de Becquigny sur une carte de France et communes limitrophes[permanent dead link]
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