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Saint-Acheul is located in France
Coordinates: 50°11′29″N 2°09′52″E / 50.1914°N 2.1644°E / 50.1914; 2.1644Coordinates: 50°11′29″N 2°09′52″E / 50.1914°N 2.1644°E / 50.1914; 2.1644
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Doullens
Intercommunality CC Territoire Nord Picardie
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Bettefort
Area1 3.04 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 27
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80697 /80370
Elevation 37–110 m (121–361 ft)
(avg. 55 m or 180 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-Acheul is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It is not to be confused with Saint-Acheul, a suburb of Amiens after which the Acheulean archaeological culture of the Lower Paleolithic is named.


The commune is situated some 23 miles (37 km) north of Amiens, on the junction of the D933 and D99e roads, only a few hundred yards from the border with the Pas-de-Calais


Historical population of Saint-Acheul
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 33 50 45 43 34 22 27
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


In the first century AD the Romans settled the area and a monastery was built in St Acheul during the Middle Ages. Saint Ulphia was a hermit here during the 8th century.

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