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Saint-Maulvis is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Saint-Maulvis is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°54′21″N 1°50′11″E / 49.9058°N 1.8364°E / 49.9058; 1.8364Coordinates: 49°54′21″N 1°50′11″E / 49.9058°N 1.8364°E / 49.9058; 1.8364
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Poix-de-Picardie
Intercommunality CC Somme Sud-Ouest
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Renée Goffetre
Area1 6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 251
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80709 /80140
Elevation 98–157 m (322–515 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Saint-Maulvis is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


The commune is situated some 12 miles (19 km) south of Abbeville, on the D96 and D187 roads.


Historical population of Saint-Maulvis
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 236 293 294 242 205 226 251
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


An important headquarters of the Order of Saint John existed here as early as 1179. The commander was also seigneur of this and a further 21 communes and there exercised ‘all justice’.
At the time of the Hundred Years War, in 1350, the village was totally burned down, except for the fortress sheltering the men-at-arms. The village was uninhabited for 16 years. From that time, the income of the commanderie was greatly reduced, so that the Grand Prior of France, Guillaume de Mailloc, summoned a general chapter at Paris in 1357.

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