Information about Picardy

Map of Picardy in France

Location of Picardy

Map of the major towns and cites in Picardy

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Regional capital : Amiens

Departments / Counties of Picardie

Number Department Capital
60 Oise Beauvais
80 Somme Amiens
2 Aisne Laon

Vast plateau region divided by the rivers Somme and Oise. The high population numbers dropped due to the two world Wars and industrial changes.

There is a low industry except in the city of Amiens, agriculture is the main source of income due to rich fertile silt soils and a mild climate.

The people of the region are called the Picards