The war memorial in Sauvillers
|Intercommunality||CC Avre Luce Noye|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Christiane Depentis|
|5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||34/km2 (89/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||49–111 m (161–364 ft) |
(avg. 110 m or 360 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The commune is situated 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Amiens, on the D83 road.
A rural town mostly given over to agricultural activity, mainly timber, cereals and sugar beet, organised by a farming cooperative. In 1938, there were eleven farms.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Sauvillers-Mongival was first mentioned in the 12th century. The seigneurie was bought in 1393 by the lords of Raineval.
During the First World War, the town was completely flattened, except for three houses. St. Martin’s church, rebuilt after 1918, dates back to the 19th century.
In July 1918, the town was liberated by French troops of the 87th infantry regiment. In 1959, a commemorative plate was fixed to one of the walls of the church tower to recall the sacrifice of these soldiers. A war memorial lists the members of the commune that died during World War I.
In the village cemetery are the graves of five British airmen that were shot down nearby in their Lancaster bomber in 1943.
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