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Pont-Remy

Pont-Remy
Pont-Remy
Pont-Remy

Coordinates: 50°03′16″N 1°54′12″E / 50.0544°N 1.9033°E / 50.0544; 1.9033Coordinates: 50°03′16″N 1°54′12″E / 50.0544°N 1.9033°E / 50.0544; 1.9033

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher
Intercommunality Haut Clocher
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Annie Roucoux
Area
 • Land1 9.93 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,562
 • Population2 density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80635 / 80580
Elevation 6–109 m (20–358 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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-Remy is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

The commune is situated at the junction of the D901 and D183 roads at an ancient crossing point of the Somme River, some 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Abbeville.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1525 1547 1406 1311 1395 1400 1562
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The railway station
  • Church of Saint-Pierre
  • The Château de Pont Remy Somme, also known as the Château Clochard (meaning the 'homeless man' or 'tramp' a reference to its abandoned state) or Château Pianiste (for the number of pianos left at the site).[1]
    The Château or Castle originally has been the site of numerous historical visitors including Cardinal Richelieu since it's rebuilding after being destroyed during the hundred years war.[2]
    An association was set up in 2007 to persuade the owners to save this historic monument. On August 13th 2012 the Château was severely damaged by fire, halting a planned community renovation and restoration program.[3]
  • The British cemetery

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • The British and Commonwealth Cemetery, just north of the village (English)
  • Pont-Remy on the Quid website (French)
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