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Subject: Communes of the Somme department, Arrondissement of Abbeville
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Coordinates: 50°00′25″N 1°43′49″E / 50.0069°N 1.7303°E / 50.0069; 1.7303Coordinates: 50°00′25″N 1°43′49″E / 50.0069°N 1.7303°E / 50.0069; 1.7303

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Moyenneville
Intercommunality Vimeu Vert
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Leneveu
 • Land1 6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 383
 • Population2 density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80710 / 80140
Elevation 93–118 m (305–387 ft)
(avg. 114 m or 374 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.

Saint-Maxent is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


The commune is situated some 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Abbeville, on the D86 and D29 road junction, about a mile from the A28 autoroute.


Historical population of Saint-Maxent
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 413417379365365369383
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 church
  • The old railway line [1]

The railway was opened on the 9th May 1872 and was used principally from freight, although some passengers were carried.
It was finally closed on 10 November 1993. It served the following communes:
Longpré-les-Corps-Saints / Bettencourt-Rivière / Airaines / Allery / Wiry-au-Mont / Forceville / Oisemont / Cerisy-Buleux / Martainneville / Saint-Maxent / Vismes-au-Val / Maisnières / Longroy and Gamaches

See also


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