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Lihons

Lihons
Lihons
Lihons

Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°46′01″E / 49.825°N 2.7669°E / 49.825; 2.7669Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°46′01″E / 49.825°N 2.7669°E / 49.825; 2.7669

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Chaulnes
Intercommunality Haute Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Robert Billore
Area
 • Land1 12.42 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 393
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80481 / 80320
Elevation 84–112 m (276–367 ft)
(avg. 94 m or 308 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.

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

Geography

Lihons is situated 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, on the D337 road

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
333 384 366 321 366 377 393
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

The tomb of Prince Murat.

Louis Marie Michel Joachim Napoléon Prince Murat was a descendant of Napoleon’s nephew, the first recipient of the title, He volunteered during World War I and joined the 5th infantry regiment of cuirassiers. He died on the 21st August 1916, aged 30 years.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Lihons on the Quid website (French)
  • Old postcards of Lihons (French)
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