Lihons

Lihons is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Lihons
The town hall and school in Lihons

Coat of arms
Location of Lihons
Lihons
Lihons
Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°46′01″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityTerre de Picardie
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Robert Billoré
Area
1
12.42 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
437
  Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80481 /80320
Elevation84–112 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.

Geography

Lihons is situated 20 miles (32 km) east of Amiens, on the D337 road

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006386    
2007383−0.8%
2008376−1.8%
2009380+1.1%
2010384+1.1%
2011389+1.3%
2012389+0.0%
2013392+0.8%
2014410+4.6%
2015423+3.2%
2016437+3.3%

Politics

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [1]

ElectionWinning CandidateParty%
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 67.11
2012 François Hollande PS 50.47
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 57.67
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 68.29

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).

See also

References

  • 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.


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