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Goyencourt

Goyencourt
Goyencourt
Goyencourt

Coordinates: 49°43′35″N 2°45′59″E / 49.7264°N 2.7664°E / 49.7264; 2.7664Coordinates: 49°43′35″N 2°45′59″E / 49.7264°N 2.7664°E / 49.7264; 2.7664

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Capelle
Area
 • Land1 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 95
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80383 / 80700
Elevation 77–99 m (253–325 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.

Goyencourt is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

Goyencourt is situated at the D34 and D132 crossroads, some 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Amiens. Cereal growing is the primary agricultural activity.

History

  • The vestiges of a Gallo-Roman villa can be found within the boundaries of the commune.
  • In the 8th and 9th century, the village was under the control of the abbey of Ourscamp.
  • Middle Age: Lords of Gossencourt ("Goyencourt").
  • In 1653, during the upheaval of the Fronde, the village was ransacked by the Spanish army, led by Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who laid siege to Roye.
  • By 1918, at the end of the First World War, the village and the chateau lay in ruins.

Population

Historical population of Goyencourt
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 11311510696988995
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The modern church of Saint-Martin
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Liesse

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Goyencourt Tourist Office (French)
  • Goyencourt on the Quid website (French)
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