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Flag of Picardy
Picardie in France.svg
Country  France
Dissolved 2016-01-01
Prefecture Amiens
 • Total 19,399 km2 (7,490 sq mi)
 • Total 1,890,000
 • Density 97.43/km2 (252.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Picards
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code FR-S
GDP (2012) Ranked 14th
Total €49.7 billion (US$64 bn)
Per capita €27,611 (US$35,556)
NUTS Region FR2

Picardy (French: Picardie) is a former administrative region of France. It is now part of the administrative region of Hauts-de-France. It is in the north of the country. Amiens was its capital. In 2007 almost 1.9 million people lived in the region, 186,000 of them in the capital.

The departments in the region were Aisne, Oise, and Somme.

Agriculture is very important for Picardy. There are many products, including potatoes, cereals and vegetables. Picardy was also called Jardin de France, meaning 'Garden of France'.

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