Poix-de-Picardie

Poix-de-Picardie (French pronunciation: ​[pwa də pikaʁdi], literally Poix of Picardy; Picard: Poé-d’Picardie) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Poix-de-Picardie
A general view of Poix-de-Picardie
A general view of Poix-de-Picardie
Coat of arms of Poix-de-Picardie
Location of Poix-de-Picardie
Poix-de-Picardie is located in France
Poix-de-Picardie
Poix-de-Picardie
Poix-de-Picardie is located in Hauts-de-France
Poix-de-Picardie
Poix-de-Picardie
Coordinates: 49°46′36″N 1°59′07″E / 49.7767°N 1.9853°E / 49.7767; 1.9853Coordinates: 49°46′36″N 1°59′07″E / 49.7767°N 1.9853°E / 49.7767; 1.9853
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonPoix-de-Picardie
IntercommunalityCC Somme Sud-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Rose-France Delaire[1]
Area
1
11.66 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
2,385
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80630 /80290
Elevation94–190 m (308–623 ft)
(avg. 106 m or 348 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

The commune is situated at the junction of the N1 and N29 roads, some 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Amiens, at the bottom of a rather steep-sided valley, confined by Normandy to the south and Picardy to the north. The commune has rail access at the Poix-de-Picardie station, on the Rouen to Amiens line.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
19681,775—    
19752,172+2.93%
19822,267+0.61%
19902,191−0.43%
19992,285+0.47%
20072,353+0.37%
20122,391+0.32%
20172,408+0.14%
Source: INSEE[3]

Places of interestEdit

  • The sixteenth century church of Saint-Denis’ priory. In flamboyant Gothic style, the base of the tower dates from the twelfth century. Before becoming the parish church, it was the chapel of the château.
  • Military cemetery. Containing the graves of 149 Second World War Commonwealth aircrew.

Tyrrel familyEdit

The Tyrrel, or Tirel, family were Lords of Poix from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. The most famous member of this family was Walter Tirel, who killed King William Rufus of England, son of William the Conqueror; whether it was an accident or an assassination has never been established. Walter's grandson Hugh Tyrrel, baron of Castleknock, played a prominent role in the Norman Conquest of Ireland and in the Third Crusade.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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