Soyécourt

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Soyécourt
The war memorial in Soyécourt
The war memorial in Soyécourt
Coat of arms of Soyécourt
Coat of arms
Location of Soyécourt
Soyécourt is located in France
Soyécourt
Soyécourt
Soyécourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Soyécourt
Soyécourt
Coordinates: 49°51′47″N 2°47′46″E / 49.8631°N 2.7961°E / 49.8631; 2.7961Coordinates: 49°51′47″N 2°47′46″E / 49.8631°N 2.7961°E / 49.8631; 2.7961
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityCC Terre de Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Luc Maille
Area
1
5.16 km2 (1.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
179
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80741 /80200
Elevation65–87 m (213–285 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 15 miles (24 km) east of Amiens, on the D79 road, less than a mile from the A29 autoroute.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
169 191 150 169 185 204 200
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • St.Martial’s church: The church of Soyécourt was destroyed during the First World War. The 12th century font is all that remains of the old church in the replacement building.
  • Wallieux wood: The wood of Wallieux is a World War I site and is part of the Circuit of Memory of the First World War. This wood remains pock-marked by shell holes and war tunnels.

Notable people[edit]

  • Camille de Soyécourt (1757–1849), daughter of Joachim Charles de Seigliere de Belleforiere, Marquis de Soyécourt, was a French Catholic nun who restored the Carmelite Order in France after the French Revolution.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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