Sains-en-Amiénois

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Sains-en-Amiénois
The church tower
The church tower
Coat of arms of Sains-en-Amiénois
Coat of arms
Location of Sains-en-Amiénois
Sains-en-Amiénois is located in France
Sains-en-Amiénois
Sains-en-Amiénois
Sains-en-Amiénois is located in Hauts-de-France
Sains-en-Amiénois
Sains-en-Amiénois
Coordinates: 49°49′04″N 2°19′08″E / 49.8178°N 2.3189°E / 49.8178; 2.3189Coordinates: 49°49′04″N 2°19′08″E / 49.8178°N 2.3189°E / 49.8178; 2.3189
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonAmiens-6
IntercommunalityAmiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Leclercq
Area
1
9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,223
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80696 /80680
Elevation49–117 m (161–384 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sains-en-Amiénois is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 6 miles (10 km) south of Amiens, on the D7 road. The population has increased two-fold in the last 30 years, as people of the region have left the land to work in or around Amiens.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Sains-en-Amiénois
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population445453605936105410751271
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[edit]

  • The 15th-century church, which is dedicated to three saints (Fuscien, Victoric and Gentien), whose joint tomb is a feature inside the building. Around 1900 the tower was topped with a spire.[2] The church also houses a 12th-century font and sculptures from the 13th and 18th centuries, originally from the abbey at Selincourt, now a part of the commune of Hornoy-le-Bourg.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ G. de Witasse et A. Graire - Dictionnaire historique et archéologique de la Picardie, Tome I, Canton de Boves, page 237 (1909, reprint Editions Culture et Civilisation, Bruxelles, 1979)

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