Lihons

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

Lihons
Commune
The town hall and school in Lihons
The town hall and school in Lihons
Coat of arms of Lihons

Coat of arms
Lihons is located in France
Lihons
Lihons
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Lihons is located in Hauts-de-France
Lihons
Lihons
Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°46′01″E / 49.825°N 2.7669°ECoordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°46′01″E / 49.825°N 2.7669°E
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Ham
Intercommunality CC Terre de Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Robert Billore
Area1 12.42 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 393
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 80481 /80320
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Geography

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

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
333 384 366 321 366 377 393
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

The tomb of Prince Murat.

Louis Marie Michel Joachim Napoléon Prince Murat was a descendant of Napoleon’s nephew, the first recipient of the title, He volunteered during World War I and joined the 5th infantry regiment of cuirassiers. He died on 21 August 1916, aged 30 years.

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