Woincourt is a commune with 1419 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) by the Somme in the Picardie region. It belongs to the district Abbeville, to Canton Friville -Escarbotin and the Local Government Association Vimeu Industriel.


Woincourt is located in northern France, at the southern edge of the Somme in Vimeu, about 8 kilometers from the English Channel. The nearest major town is Abbeville seat of the Prefecture for the district of the same name. It is 22 km away, in a northeasterly direction. Direct neighboring communities of Tully Woincourt are in the northwest, Fressenneville in the east, in the southeast and Embreville Yzengremer in the southwest. The municipality covers 418 hectares and is at an average altitude of 105 meters above sea level, the Mairie stands at a height of 99 meters.

Woincourt is a climate of type Cfb ( according to Köppen and Geiger ) assigned: Warm Temperate rain climate ( C ), fully wet ( f), the warmest month below 22 ° C, at least four months above 10 ° C ( b). There is a maritime climate with moderate summer.

Culture and sights

The war memorial was designed by architect Pierre Chirol (1881-1953) designed and built in 1921.

In the Church of Saint -Martin is a Grade I listed a chest Confrérie de Charité (, Confraternity of Mercy ') from the 17th century. The chest has three locks. The key for the chest had the juror, the provost and the Clerc ( " priests" ) of the Brotherhood.

A listed relief from the 16th century, which was Mary Magdalene with two riders, was stolen from the church on September 16, 2002.

Economy and infrastructure

The train station of Woincourt was taken in the 19th century in operation. The railway line then led to the sea in Ault. The station is now only a breakpoint and is used by trains of the line Le Tréport - Abbeville - Amiens - Paris of the Transport express régional (TER ) is approached.

The municipal area controlled designation of origin (AOC ) for lamb ( Pres-sales de la baie de Somme) apply. The lambs grazing on salt marshes at the Somme Bay.