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Nampont

Nampont
Nampont
Nampont

Coordinates: 50°20′58″N 1°44′47″E / 50.3494°N 1.7464°E / 50.3494; 1.7464Coordinates: 50°20′58″N 1°44′47″E / 50.3494°N 1.7464°E / 50.3494; 1.7464

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Claude Hertault
Area
 • Land1 19.39 km2 (7.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 270
 • Population2 density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80580 / 80120
Elevation 2–67 m (6.6–219.8 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Nampont (or Nampont-Saint-Martin) is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

Nampont is situated on the banks of the Authie river, at the junction of the N1 and D12 roads and on the border of the departments of the Somme and the Pas-de-Calais.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
335 342 305 263 242 228 270
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

Places and monuments

The ‘Maison Forte’, built in the 15th century as a border-post on the Authie. After the Spanish invasion, it was transformed into a customs post for the imposition of the ‘Gabelle’ (taxes levied on salt and other commodities, between Spanish Artois and French Picardy Nowadays, the Maison Forte is the clubhouse of Nampont-Saint-Martin golf club. Public access is limited to exterior views from the road or the courtyard.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Nampont on the website of Quid
  • Position of Nampont on a map of France
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