Cagny, Somme

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Cagny is located in France
Coordinates: 49°51′43″N 2°20′38″E / 49.8619°N 2.3439°E / 49.8619; 2.3439Coordinates: 49°51′43″N 2°20′38″E / 49.8619°N 2.3439°E / 49.8619; 2.3439
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Amiens-5
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marcel Boinet
Area1 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 1,252
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80160 /80330
Elevation 23–107 m (75–351 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 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.

Cagny is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


The town was occupied by Germany during World War II, and saw fighting during July 1944. The British attacked on the 18th, but defense from a nearby Flak battery held off the attack, destroying numerous British tanks. Eventually, the British did succeed in liberating the town.[1]


Cagny is situated on the D161 road, on the outskirts of Amiens, about 3 miles (5 km) from the centre


Historical population of Cagny, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 712 730 801 1026 1407 1400 1327
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 site of Cagny-La-Garenne 2 has evidence of humans Homo heidelbergensis from an inter-Ice-age environment (about 300,000 years ago).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McNab, Chris (2011). Hitler's Armies. New York: Osprey Publishing. p. 284. ISBN 9781849086479. 

External links[edit]

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