Picardy facts for kids
|Region of France|
|• Total||19,399 km2 (7,490 sq mi)|
|• Density||97.43/km2 (252.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-S|
|GDP (2012)||Ranked 14th|
|Total||€49.7 billion (US$64 bn)|
|Per capita||€27,611 (US$35,556)|
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.
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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Distinctive brick building style demonstrated on a monument in the Somme, Picardy
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