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History of Amiens and Timeline of Amiens The first known settlement at this location was Samarobriva "Somme bridge"the central settlement of the Ambianione of the principal tribes of Gaul. The town was given the name Ambianum by the Romans, meaning settlement of the Ambiani people.
Amiens was part of Francia from the 5th century. Normans sacked the city in and again in During the 18th and 19th century, the textile tradition of Amiens became famous for its velours. Inthe provinces of France were dismantled and the territory was organised into departments.
Much of Picardy became the newly created department of Somme with Amiens as the departmental capital.
During the industrial revolutionthe city walls were demolished, opening up space for large boulevards around the town centre. The Henriville neighbourhood in the south of the city was developed around this time.
Inthe first railway arrived in Amiens, linking the city to Boulogne-sur-Mer. The town was fought over during both the First and Second World Wars, suffering much damage and being occupied several times by both sides. The Battle of Amiens was the opening phase of the Hundred Days Offensive which led directly to the Armistice with Germany that ended the war.
The city was rebuilt according to Pierre Dufau 's plans with a focus on widening the streets to ease traffic congestion. These newer structures were primarily built of brick, concrete and white stone with slate roofs. Location[ edit ] Map of the Amiens and its surrounding communes Amiens, the regional prefecture of Picardyis also the prefecture of the Sommeone of the three departments with Oise and Aisne in the region.
Located in the Paris Basinacross the country the city benefits from a privileged geographical position proximity to Paris, LilleRouenLondon and Brussels. At the crossroads of major European routes of movement A1A16 and A29the city is also at the heart of a major rail star.
Somme and canal, Avre and Selle[ edit ] The Somme in the old town at the beginning of the 20th century The Becquet Bridge, at the start of the 20th century Amiens is crossed by the main stem of the River Somme and is generally quiet, except during exceptional floods, several weeks long such as spring It is also, on its southeastern outskirts, close to Camon and Longueauthe confluence with its main tributary on the left bank to the souththe Avre.
The Selle enters from the northwest of Amiens, with two arms including the Haute Selle passing behind the Unicorn Stadium, the exhibition park, the megacity and horse racing track, then passing the end of the Promenade de la Hotoie and the zoo of Amiens, and to the right of the water treatment plant, in front of the island Sainte-Aragone, opposite the cemetery of La Madeleine in Amiens.
The Amiens citadel is built on this limestone butte and Rue Saint-Pierre is a slightly inclined path to leave the city from the north. At this narrowing, a network of narrow canals led to the construction of bridges and buildings including textile mills in the Middle Ages.
The hydrographic network has always been an important asset operated by the city. The river helped shape the identity of the landscape, urban and economic territory. It is around the quarters of Saint-Leu, Saint-Maurice bordering the River Somme and most of the administrative and civil area of the current city centre which the city has developed since antiquity.
The Canal de la Somme dates from the beginning of the 19th century and the bridge at the foot of the citadel was built after World War II. Climate[ edit ] Amiens has the typical oceanic climate of the north of France, with relatively mild winters, cool summers, and rainfall well distributed throughout the year.
Amiens is not directly on principal European road and rail arteries, such as the A1 motorway and the Paris-Lille TGV train line, at present. However, at halfway between the urban areas of Lille and Paris, Amiens has good conditions of service and accessibility, including motorways at the junction of the A16 and A By train, Amiens is located at: The contemporary city is served by the A16 and A29 autoroutes.
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