Picardy is a former province of France, with its capital at Amiens. It comprises Vermandois, Amiénois, Valois, Santerre, Ponthieu, Boulannais, and Thiér-ache. occupied by King Philippe Auguste in 1185, the region was definitively united to the crown in 1477. Picardy is situated in the Paris basin, between the Canche, Oise, Béthune, and Thérain Rivers, and is bordered by the English Channel and normandy. It is still an agricultural region, with various industries. During World War I (1914-18), a number of important battles took place in Picardy (Somme, Montdidier).

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  • Picardy — ( fr. Picardie) is an historical province of France, in the north of France. The historical capital and largest city is Amiens. Whimsical enough is the origin of the name of Picards, and from thence of Picardie, which does not date earlier than… …   Wikipedia

  • Picardy — (Сен Дизье,Франция) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 15 avenue de verdun, 52100 Сен Дизье, Ф …   Каталог отелей

  • Picardy — [pik′ər dē] 1. historical region of N France 2. metropolitan region of modern N France: 7,490 sq mi (19,399 sq km); pop. 1,811,000; chief city, Amiens: Fr. name Picardie [pē kȧr dē′] …   English World dictionary

  • Picardy — /pik euhr dee/, n. a region in N France: formerly a province. * * * French Picardie Région (pop., 1999: 1,857,834), encompassing the northern French départements of Oise, Somme, and Aisne and roughly coextensive with the historical region of… …   Universalium

  • Picardy — or French Picardie geographical name region & former province N France bordering on English Channel N of Normandy; chief town Amiens • Picard adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Picardy — noun A région of France …   Wiktionary

  • PICARDY —    a province in the N. of France, the capital of which was Amiens; it now forms the department of Somme, and part of Aisne and Pas de Calais …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Picardy — reg. and former prov., N France …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Picardy — n. region in northern France that lies on the boundary of the English Channel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • picardy — pic·ar·dy …   English syllables

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