The town hall and school in Lihons
Coat of arms
|Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°46′01″E|
|Intercommunality||Terre de Picardie|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Robert Billoré|
|12.42 km2 (4.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||84–112 m (276–367 ft) |
(avg. 94 m or 308 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Lihons is situated 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, on the D337 road
Places of interest
The tomb of Prince Murat.
Louis Marie Joachim Napoléon Michel Prince Murat was a descendant (a great-great grandson) of Napoleon’s brother-in-law, Joachim Murat, the first recipient of the title. He volunteered during World War I and joined the 5th infantry regiment of cuirassiers. He died on the western front in Lihons on 21 August 1916, aged 20 years. The monument was built by his family after the war and later transferred to the commune for maintenance (in 1961).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lihons.|
- Lihons on the Quid website (in French)
- Joseph Goniak. "Lihons-en-Santerre (80320) ; 1914-1918 : cartes postales de poilus et autres…" [Lihons-en-Santerre (80320): old postcards of "poilus" and others… (archived version of the website)] (in French). Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2019.