[am-ee-uh nz; French a-myan]
- a city in and the capital of Somme, in N France: cathedral; battles 1914, 1918, 1944.
- a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel: battles, World War I, 1916, 1918; World War II, 1944. 150 miles (241 km) long.
- a department in N France. 2424 sq. mi. (6280 sq. km). Capital: Amiens.
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Examples from the Web for amiens
With 24 percent unemployment in north Amiens, it's not surprising things get tense.French Rage Explodes in Riots
August 14, 2012
This island had been restored to France by the Treaty of Amiens.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
For they had the Cardinal in their power at Amiens, but did him no harm.The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete
Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
He was said to be the son of a veterinary surgeon of the neighbourhood of Amiens.His Masterpiece
I can leave him at Amiens or at Beauvais, or any one of the convenient places that I pass.The Trampling of the Lilies
He had been obliged to return to Amiens on a matter of State.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
- a city in N France: its Gothic cathedral is the largest church in France. Pop: 135 501 (1999)
- a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Amiens. Pop: 557 061 (2003 est). Area: 6277 sq km (2448 sq miles)
- a river in N France, rising in Aisne department and flowing west to Amiens, then northwest to the English Channel: scene of heavy fighting in World War I. Length: 245 km (152 miles)
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