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Title: Saigneville  
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Subject: Communes of the Somme department, Battle of Blanchetaque, Arrondissement of Abbeville, Canton of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
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Coordinates: 50°08′17″N 1°42′45″E / 50.1381°N 1.7125°E / 50.1381; 1.7125Coordinates: 50°08′17″N 1°42′45″E / 50.1381°N 1.7125°E / 50.1381; 1.7125

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacquy Longuein
 • Land1 12.86 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 406
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80691 / 80230
Elevation 2–59 m (6.6–193.6 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

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


Prior to construction of the Canal de la Somme, Saigneville stood at the southern end of a ford across the Somme estuary. Known as Blanchetaque for the white stones marking the way, the ford became the site of the Battle of Blanchetaque in 1346, during the Hundred Years' War.


Saigneville is situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Abbeville, on the D3 road, near the Somme canal.


Historical population of Saigneville
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 327365330351375385406
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also



External links

  • Saigneville on the Quid website (French)
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