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Amiens

(ämyăN`), city (1991 pop. 136,234), capital of Somme dept., N France, in PicardyPicardy
, Fr. Picardie, region and former province, N France, on the English Channel, part of the French administrative region of Hauts-de-France. It includes the Somme, Oise, and Aisne depts.
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, on the Somme River. It is a rail hub and a large market for the truck farming carried on in the surrounding Somme marshlands. Also an important textile center (since the 16th cent.), it has been particularly famous for its velvet. Other products are chemicals, soap, tires, and electrical equipment. Originally a Gallo-Roman town, it was an episcopal see from the 4th cent. The historic capital of Picardy, it was overrun and occupied by many invaders. It was conquered by Henry IV in 1597. There, in 1802, the Treaty of Amiens was signed. It was severely devastated in both World Wars and has been rebuilt since 1945, largely in the medieval style. Of interest is the Cathedral of Notre Dame (begun c.1220), the largest Gothic cathedral in France. It is 470 ft (143 m) long and has a nave 140 ft (43 m) high; the transept dates from the 14th cent.; the spire (370 ft/113 m high) and the large rose window were added in the 16th cent.

Amiens

a city in N France: its Gothic cathedral is the largest church in France. Pop.: 135 501 (1999)
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It has been a frustrating period for Amiens, who have drawn seven and lost two of their last nine games.
The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive which began on 8 August 1918, later known as the Hundred Days Offensive, that ultimately led to the end of the First World War.
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Hollande, facing his first major law and order test, dispatched his interior minister to Amiens on Tuesday to investigate two nights of disturbances in which 17 police officers were hurt - some by shotgun pellets.
The study, conducted by Marek Szpalski, Hopitaux Iris Sud-Moliere Longchamp, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium; Robert Gunzburg, Department of Orthopaedics, Eeuwfeesikliniek, Antwerpen, Belgium; and Herve Deramond, Service de Radiologie A, CHU Amiens-Hopital Nord, Amiens, France, found that CORTOSS injected vertebral bodies were almost twice as strong as vertebral bodies injected with PMMA.
LILLE v AMIENS Ligue 1 BT Sport ESPN, 7.45pm H 4-7, D 3-1, A 6-1 Lille BTTS Amiens 55% | 45% Win & both score 35% | 15% Over 2.5 goals 60% | 55% Win to nil 20% | 10% Leading scorers Lille Shirt Goals First MPG N Pepe 19 13 5 207 J Bamba 14 8 1 291 R Leao 7 4 3 109 L Araujo 11 2 0 325 Amiens Shirt Goals First MPG E Gnahore 5 4 3 414 M Konate 15 3 0 225 S Ghoddos 7 3 1 234 S Mendoza 10 1 0 411 M Bodmer 24 1 0 802 MPG career minutes per goal.