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Pont-Noyelles

Pont-Noyelles
Pont-Noyelles
Pont-Noyelles

Coordinates: 49°56′27″N 2°26′31″E / 49.9408°N 2.4419°E / 49.9408; 2.4419Coordinates: 49°56′27″N 2°26′31″E / 49.9408°N 2.4419°E / 49.9408; 2.4419

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Villers-Bocage
Intercommunality Le Bocage et l'Hallue
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacky Durier
Area
 • Land1 8.62 km2 (3.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 736
 • Population2 density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80634 / 80115
Elevation 32–123 m (105–404 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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.

Pont-Noyelles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

The commune is situated at the junction of the D929, D30 and D115 roads, some 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Amiens, in the valley of the small river Hallue.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
303 326 538 715 800 789 736
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

Pont-Noyelles was the scene of one of the battles of the Franco-Prussian War. On the 23 and 24 December 1870, French troops, led by Colonel Louis Faidherbe routed German forces led by Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel at the Battle of Hallue. A memorial at the site of the General’s headquarters commemorates the battle.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Pont-Noyelles on the Quid website (French)
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