Vers-sur-Selle

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Vers-sur-Selle
The church in Vers-sur-Selle
The church in Vers-sur-Selle
Coat of arms of Vers-sur-Selle
Coat of arms
Location of Vers-sur-Selle
Vers-sur-Selle is located in France
Vers-sur-Selle
Vers-sur-Selle
Vers-sur-Selle is located in Hauts-de-France
Vers-sur-Selle
Vers-sur-Selle
Coordinates: 49°50′32″N 2°13′56″E / 49.8422°N 2.2322°E / 49.8422; 2.2322Coordinates: 49°50′32″N 2°13′56″E / 49.8422°N 2.2322°E / 49.8422; 2.2322
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonAmiens-7
IntercommunalityAmiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Thierry Demoury
Area
1
11.18 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
735
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80791 /80480
Elevation33–107 m (108–351 ft)
(avg. 57 m or 187 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vers-sur-Selle is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D98 road in the valley of the Selle river.

History[edit]

  • Prehistoric times: single-sided flint tools and the remains of mammoths have been found in the local gravel.
  • Neolithic period: some graves were discovered during building work.
  • Middle Ages: Merovingian burials were found in the valley, the remains were unearthed during the construction of the A16.
In 1358, Vers was ravaged by Charles II of Navarre.
In 1376, three residents burnt down the tithe barn and were hanged in front of the church.
In 1426, the church and village were razed by English troops.
In 1472, Charles the Bold subjected Vers to "blood and fire".
  • Before the revolution : in 1617, the leper hospital was closed.
In 1730, Nicolas Deleau, publican, was fined 75 sols for selling drinks on Sundays and feast days.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Vers-sur-Selle
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population468481638733736768700
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 sixteenth century church of Saint Rémi. The door dates from 1238. In 1472, the church was subjected to considerable devastation. Several restorations have since been made.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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