Candas

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Candas
The church and town hall in Candas
The church and town hall in Candas
Coat of arms of Candas
Coat of arms
Location of Candas
Candas is located in France
Candas
Candas
Candas is located in Hauts-de-France
Candas
Candas
Coordinates: 50°06′29″N 2°15′37″E / 50.1081°N 2.2603°E / 50.1081; 2.2603Coordinates: 50°06′29″N 2°15′37″E / 50.1081°N 2.2603°E / 50.1081; 2.2603
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonDoullens
IntercommunalityCC Territoire Nord Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Dominique Hersin
Area
1
17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,103
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80168 /80750
Elevation97–166 m (318–545 ft)
(avg. 146 m or 479 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Candas is situated on the D31 and D49 crossroads, some 21 miles (34 km) north of Amiens.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Fanchon’s windmill [2]

The sails stopped turning in 1923, on the death of the last miller, Louis Fanchon (who acquired the mill in 1882). The building was left to nature, and was soon covered in moss and grass, with bushes growing through every opening. Much of the structure began to crumble. After more than 10 years restoration, thanks to the dynamism of the 'Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Candas, the mill is now open to the public. There’s a guided tour and demonstrations of flour production.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Le moulin de Candas, Pierre Desbureaux, « Le Généalogiste Picard » n° 103 (premier trimestre 2003), page 20 - ISSN 0767-3752

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