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Molliens-Dreuil

Molliens-Dreuil
Molliens-Dreuil
Molliens-Dreuil

Coordinates: 49°53′02″N 2°01′12″E / 49.8839°N 2.02°E / 49.8839; 2.02Coordinates: 49°53′02″N 2°01′12″E / 49.8839°N 2.02°E / 49.8839; 2.02

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Molliens-Dreuil
Intercommunality Sud-Ouest Amiénois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Victor Delezenne
Area
 • Land1 22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 869
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80554 / 80540
Elevation 40–129 m (131–423 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 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.

Molliens-Dreuil is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

The commune is situated on the D211 and D69 roads, some 13 miles (21 km) west of Amiens, in the valley of a small stream called the St.Landon.

History

By a decree of 19 September 1972, the two communes of Dreuil-lès-Molliens and Molliens-Vidame were combined into one, Molliens-Dreuil.
Molliens was first a commune in 1209 and was under the jurisdiction of the seigneurs of Picquigny from the twelfth century right up until the French Revolution, as was the neighbouring village of Dreuil.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
548 555 582 789 878 830 869
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • Evidence of a feudal motte.
  • sixteenth century church of St.Pierre-aux-Liens
  • eighteenth century church of Saint Martin. Displayed inside is a 15th century bas-relief of Christ.



See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Molliens-Dreuil on the Quid website (French)
  • Parish website (23 communes) by Abbé Jean-Pierre Dalibot (French)
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