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The church in Cappy
|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Didier Degrendel|
|11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||36–96 m (118–315 ft) |
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.|
- Two Roman villas have been found within the boundaries of the commune.
- Known as "Capiacum" in 887, from the earlier name "Caput Loci" which suggests a fortress was built to defend the passage of the Somme.
- In the 10th century, the village had a priory. Robert I of Péronne was the seigneur.
- In 1260, Cappy was one of 25 Picardie towns to receive its charter from Louis IX.
- In 1373, The priory, the village and the château were destroyed by the Earl of Warwick.
- The village was also pillaged during the wars with Spain.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
- Saint-Nicolas church, built in the lower village. The tower dates from 1654. Partially rebuilt in 1920, after the battles of 1916.
- The railway museum 'Chemin de fer Froissy-Dompierre'.
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