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Title: Sains-en-Amiénois  
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Subject: Communes of the Somme department, Arrondissement of Amiens, Victoricus, Fuscian, and Gentian, Bessenbach
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Coordinates: 49°49′04″N 2°19′08″E / 49.8178°N 2.3189°E / 49.8178; 2.3189Coordinates: 49°49′04″N 2°19′08″E / 49.8178°N 2.3189°E / 49.8178; 2.3189

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Leclercq
 • Land1 9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,271
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80696 / 80680
Elevation 49–117 m (161–384 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.

Sains-en-Amiénois is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.


The commune is situated 6 miles (10 km) south of Amiens, on the D7 road. The population has increased two-fold in the last 30 years, as people of the region have left the land to work in or around Amiens.


Historical population of Sains-en-Amiénois
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 445453605936105410751271
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The 15th-century church, which is dedicated to three saints (Fuscien, Victoric and Gentien), whose joint tomb is a feature inside the building. Around 1900 the tower was topped with a spire.[1] The church also houses a 12th-century font and sculptures from the 13th and 18th centuries, originally from the abbey at Selincourt, now a part of the commune of Hornoy-le-Bourg.

See also



External links

  • Official municipal website (French)
  • Sains-en-Amiénois, photos and historical notes (French)
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