Cappy, Somme

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Cappy
The church in Cappy
The church in Cappy
Coat of arms of Cappy
Coat of arms
Location of Cappy
Cappy is located in France
Cappy
Cappy
Cappy is located in Hauts-de-France
Cappy
Cappy
Coordinates: 49°55′44″N 2°45′32″E / 49.9289°N 2.7589°E / 49.9289; 2.7589Coordinates: 49°55′44″N 2°45′32″E / 49.9289°N 2.7589°E / 49.9289; 2.7589
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonAlbert
IntercommunalityPays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Didier Degrendel
Area
1
11.91 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
534
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80172 /80340
Elevation36–96 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Cappy is situated on the D1 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, by the banks of the river Somme.

History[edit]

  • 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.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cappy, Somme
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population529549513510484485538
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Monuments[edit]

  • 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'.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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