Picardy (French: Picardie) used to be an 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'.