Nampont

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The town hall and school in Nampont
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Nampont
Coordinates: 50°20′58″N1°44′47″E / 50.3494°N 1.7464°E / 50.3494; 1.7464 Coordinates: 50°20′58″N1°44′47″E / 50.3494°N 1.7464°E / 50.3494; 1.7464
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality CC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
Government
  Mayor (20012008) Claude Hertault
Area
1
19.39 km2 (7.49 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
270
  Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80580 /80120
Elevation2–67 m (6.6–219.8 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Nampont (or Nampont-Saint-Martin) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Somme (department) Department of France

Somme is a department of France, located in the north of the country and named after the Somme river. It is part of the Hauts-de-France region.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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Geography

Nampont is situated on the banks of the Authie river, at the junction of the N1 and D12 roads and on the border of the departments of the Somme and the Pas-de-Calais.

Authie (river) river in France

The Authie is a river in northern France whose 103-kilometre (64 mi) course crosses the departement of the Pas-de-Calais and the Somme. Its source is near the village of Coigneux. It flows through the towns of Doullens, Auxi-le-Château, Nempont-Saint-Firmin and Nampont, finally flowing out into the Channel near Berck.

Pas-de-Calais Department of France

Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France named after the French designation of the Strait of Dover, which it borders.

Population

Population history
1962196819751982199019992006
335342305263242228270
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

Places and monuments

The ‘Maison Forte’, built in the 15th century as a border-post on the Authie. After the Spanish invasion, it was transformed into a customs post for the imposition of the ‘Gabelle’ (taxes levied on salt and other commodities, between Spanish Artois and French Picardy Nowadays, the Maison Forte is the clubhouse of Nampont-Saint-Martin golf club. Public access is limited to exterior views from the road or the courtyard.

Artois former province of France

Artois is a region of northern France. Its territory covers an area of about 4,000 km² and a population of about one million. Its principal cities are Arras, Saint-Omer, Lens, and Béthune.

Picardy Region of France

Picardy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of France. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region of Hauts-de-France. It is located in the northern part of France.

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