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Subject: Communes of the Somme department, Doullens, Arrondissement of Amiens
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Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.0742°N 2.5336°E / 50.0742; 2.5336Coordinates: 50°04′27″N 2°32′01″E / 50.0742°N 2.5336°E / 50.0742; 2.5336

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Acheux-en-Amiénois
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Devauchelle
 • Land1 7.07 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 569
 • Population2 density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80003 / 80560
Elevation 118–152 m (387–499 ft)
(avg. 154 m or 505 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.

Acheux-en-Amiénois is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


The commune is a farming village found at the junction of the departmental roads D938 and D114.


The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu (from the charter of the foundation of the nearby abbey of Corbie). It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field". The town of Acheux is ancient. It certainly existed in Roman times, where a fort was established, comprising ditches and pallisades, to protect it from attacks by the Atrebates, a Gaulish tribe, after whom Arras is named.


Historical population of Acheux-en-Amiénois
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 494498464425424514543
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments

  • The church of Acheux was built in 1760 as indicated on the inscription on the font. It is dedicated to Saint Cyr and Saint Juliette.
  • The castle was constructed in the 11th century and had seven towers, of which two remain. The wall was surrounded by a dry moat filled with brambles and thorns, giving the nickname of "Thorn Manor".

See also

Communes of the Somme department



External links

  • Acheux-en-Amiénois on the website of l'Institut géographique national
  • Acheux-en-Amiénois on the website of l'Insee
  • Acheux-en-Amiénois on the website of Quid
  • Position of Acheux-en-Amiénois on a map of France
  • Map of Acheux-en-Amiénois on Mapquest
  • Official Town website
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