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

Amiens
Amiens
Amiens
Coat o airms o Amiens
Coat o airms
Amiens is locatit in Fraunce
Amiens
Amiens
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Amiens is locatit in Hauts-de-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
KintraFraunce
RegionHauts-de-France
DepairtmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Demailly
Area
1
49.46 km2 (19.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)2
139,271
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80021 /80000
Elevation14–106 m (46–348 ft)
(avg. 33 m or 108 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

EtymologyEedit

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

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEedit

Amiens is twinned wi:

See an awEedit

ReferencesEedit

  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" (PDF). Twins2010.com. 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.[deid airtin]

Freemit airtinsEedit

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