|Intercommunality||Canton of Nouvion-en-Ponthieu|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Henri Poupart|
|Area1||19.41 km2 (7.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80633 /80860|
|Elevation||2–31 m (6.6–101.7 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.
In 1346, during the Hundred Years War, English troops burnt and pillaged the towns of the Ponthieu on their way to the Battle of Crécy. Ponthoile was attacked on Saint-Barthélémy’s day, 24 August, just two days before the battle, burning down the 12th-century church.
In the 13th century, there were 180 homes in Ponthoile, according to Dom Grenier. After the ravages of the wars against the English and Burgundians, according to English statistics, there were only 48. The population of Ponthoile subsequently increase slowly into the middle of the 19th century, before declining again, as farming became mechanisied and people left for the big cities
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
- Memorial to the aviation pioneers, the brothers Caudron.
- Church of Saint Pierre. Badly damaged by two fires, it was decided, in 1836, to build a bigger, better church in brick and slate.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ponthoile.|
- Ponthoile municipal website (French)
- Ponthoile on the Quid website (French)
- Charter of the commune of Ponthoile (French)
|This Somme geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|