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Domart-sur-la-Luce

Domart-sur-la-Luce
Domart-sur-la-Luce
Domart-sur-la-Luce

Coordinates: 49°49′01″N 2°28′59″E / 49.817°N 2.483°E / 49.817; 2.483Coordinates: 49°49′01″N 2°28′59″E / 49.817°N 2.483°E / 49.817; 2.483

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Moreuil
Intercommunality Avre Luce Moreuil
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Marquet
Area
 • Land1 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 425
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80242 / 80110
Elevation 32–104 m (105–341 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 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.

Domart-sur-la-Luce is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

The commune is situated on the D934 road, on the banks of the Luce, some 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Amiens.

Population

Historical population of Domart-sur-la-Luce
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 241264261338375425425
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History

Domart is sited on an old Roman road, known as the ‘chaussée d'Agrippa’ (Agrippa way), named after the general and politician. The road ran between Amiens and Noyon.
Known from writings of 1105, the first seigneur of Domart appears in 1154, called Ibert or Aubert. His château, now all but disappeared, was home to the seigneurs of Domart until the end of the 18th century, as well as to the Princes of Savoy.

At the time of the French Revolution, there were nearly 700 inhabitants of Domart. As with so many villages in this area of France, Domart was practically destroyed during World War I.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Domart-sur-la-Luce on the Quid website (French)
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