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The town hall in Goyencourt
|Intercommunality||CC Grand Roye|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Michel Capelle|
|5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||77–99 m (253–325 ft) |
(avg. 90 m or 300 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Goyencourt is situated at the D34 and D132 crossroads, some 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Amiens. Cereal growing is the primary agricultural activity.
- The vestiges of a Gallo-Roman villa can be found within the boundaries of the commune.
- In the 8th and 9th century, the village was under the control of the abbey of Ourscamp.
- Middle Age: Lords of Gossencourt ("Goyencourt").
- In 1653, during the upheaval of the Fronde, the village was ransacked by the Spanish army, led by Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who laid siege to Roye.
- By 1918, at the end of the First World War, the village and the chateau lay in ruins.
|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
- The modern church of Saint-Martin
- The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Liesse
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