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Amiens
Amiens

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Amiens is located in France
Amiens
Amiens
Coordinates: 49°53′31″N 2°17′56″E / 49.892°N 2.299°E / 49.892; 2.299Coordinates: 49°53′31″N 2°17′56″E / 49.892°N 2.299°E / 49.892; 2.299
Kintra Fraunce
Region Picardy
Depairtment Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Demailly
Area
 • Land1 49.46 km2 (19.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 139,271
 • Population2 Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80021 / 80000
Elevation 14–106 m (46–348 ft)
(avg. 33 m or 108 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 wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Amiens (French pronunciation: [amjɛ̃]) is a ceety an commune in northren Fraunce, 120 km (75 mi) north o Paris an 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It is the caipital o the Somme depairtment in Picardy. The ceety haed a population o 136,105 accordin tae the 2006 census.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oreeginally cried Samarobriva ("Somme brige") bi the Gauls, the toun wis later given the name Ambianum bi the Romans as it wis a settlement o the Gallic Ambiani fowk. The Ambiani derive their name frae the Gaulish wird ambe meanin 'river' – a reference tae the Somme that flows through Amiens.[1]

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Amiens is twinned wi:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Placenames of the world: origins and ... – Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  2. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". Twins2010.com. 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009. [deid airtin]

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