Pont-Remy

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Pont-Remy
The church in Pont-Remy
The church in Pont-Remy
Coat of arms of Pont-Remy
Coat of arms
Location of Pont-Remy
Pont-Remy is located in France
Pont-Remy
Pont-Remy
Pont-Remy is located in Hauts-de-France
Pont-Remy
Pont-Remy
Coordinates: 50°03′16″N 1°54′12″E / 50.0544°N 1.9033°E / 50.0544; 1.9033Coordinates: 50°03′16″N 1°54′12″E / 50.0544°N 1.9033°E / 50.0544; 1.9033
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAbbeville
CantonRue
IntercommunalityCC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Annie Roucoux
Area
1
9.93 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
1,562
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80635 /80580
Elevation6–109 m (20–358 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated at the junction of the D901 and D183 roads at an ancient crossing point of the Somme River, some 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1525 1547 1406 1311 1395 1400 1562
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The railway station
The railway station at the beginning of the 20th century
  • Church of Saint-Pierre
  • The Château de Pont Remy Somme, also known as the Château Clochard (meaning the 'homeless man' or 'tramp' a reference to its abandoned state) or Château Pianiste (for the number of pianos left at the site).[1]
    The Château or Castle originally has been the site of numerous historical visitors including Cardinal Richelieu since its rebuilding after being destroyed during the hundred years war.[2]
    An association was set up in 2007 to persuade the owners to save this historic monument. On August 13, 2012 the Château was severely damaged by fire, halting a planned community renovation and restoration program.[3]
  • The British cemetery

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/08/28/the-ill-fated-abandoned-french-chateau-before-after/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-01-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Actualites/Info-locale/Picardie-Maritime/Un-incendie-devaste-le-chateau

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