World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Villeroy, Somme

Article Id: WHEBN0016177543
Reproduction Date:

Title: Villeroy, Somme  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Communes of the Somme department, Arrondissement of Amiens
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Villeroy, Somme

Villeroy
Villeroy
Villeroy

Coordinates: 49°56′25″N 1°43′28″E / 49.9403°N 1.7244°E / 49.9403; 1.7244Coordinates: 49°56′25″N 1°43′28″E / 49.9403°N 1.7244°E / 49.9403; 1.7244

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Oisemont
Intercommunality Canton of Oisemont
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roger Dancourt
Area
 • Land1 6.02 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 219
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80796 / 80140
Elevation 119–159 m (390–522 ft)
(avg. 139 m or 456 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.

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

Geography

Villeroy is situated 13 miles(21 km) southwest of Abbeville, on the D108e road

Population

Historical population of Villeroy, Somme
Year 169818671962196819751982199019992006
Population 420344237242218205210216219
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History

The village was known as "Villa Regia", in 1129. It was once owned by the Knights Templar who built a wall around the village.
The seigneury was first noted as Bailleul-Vimeu, which was then passed to the seigneurs of Rambures.

Places of interest

  • The church of Saint Sauveur, rebuilt in the 19th century.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Villeroy on the Quid website (French)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.