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Coordinates: 49°55′38″N 2°11′41″E / 49.9272°N 2.1947°E / 49.9272; 2.1947Coordinates: 49°55′38″N 2°11′41″E / 49.9272°N 2.1947°E / 49.9272; 2.1947

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Picquigny
Intercommunality Communauté de communes à l'Ouest d'Amiens
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Francis Fouquet
 • Land1 15.06 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,209
 • Population2 density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80011 / 80470
Elevation 12–117 m (39–384 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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.

Ailly-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


The town is 5 miles to the west of Amiens, in the valley of the Somme river. Served by the N235 national road and a railway station.


  • Around 1850 : Implementation along the Somme, of jute processing factories.
  • 11 juillet 1906 : Renown Paris-Basle passenger train accident


Historical population of Ailly-sur-Somme
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 2195236841573972350533223209
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


  • James Carmichaël, Scottish industrialist, who installed rope-making equipment.

See also



External links

(All French language)

  • Ailly-sur-Somme on the website of Quid
  • Position of Ailly-sur-Somme on the French map
  • Map of Ailly-sur-Somme on Mapquest
  • Ailly-sur-Somme and the Paris-Basle train derailment, July 11, 1906
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