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Amiens

Amiens is city in the north of France, 120km north of Paris. It is the préfecture (capital city) of the Somme département. Population: 120,000.

Known for the hortillons, gardens in the marshland along the Somme River[?].

Jules Verne was member of the city council of Amiens from 1888 to his death in 1905. He is buried in the Madeleine Cemetery.

See also: Treaty of Amiens

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