|Intercommunality||CC Somme Sud-Ouest|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Gilberte Pomart|
|Area1||17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80485 /80160|
|Elevation||42–152 m (138–499 ft)
(avg. 53 m or 174 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.
The commune is subject to flooding and has measures in place to prevent it.
Loeuilly was inhabited during Gallo-Roman times. The first settlement was alongside the river near a drinking trough, fed by a spring, the Blaire fountain. The water, renowned for its digestive qualities, was sold to the public, before mains water was available.
In 1472, Burgundian troops led by Charles the Bold destroyed the château.
In 1593, the inhabitants tried in vain to stop the Catholic League coming into the village, which was partially burnt down.
Many watermills, and later, factories powered by the water, sprang up along the river, to take advantage of the natural force. A mill pond once filled the area near where the Mairie and car-park are found today.
Places of interest
- The seventeenth century church of Saint-Martin. The clock on the bell-tower is unusually off-centre.
- Several old watermills on the banks of the river Selle
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
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