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Thiepval

This article is about Thiepval village. For other uses, see Thiepval (disambiguation).
Thiepval
Thiepval
Thiepval

Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 2°41′23″E / 50.0553°N 2.6897°E / 50.0553; 2.6897Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 2°41′23″E / 50.0553°N 2.6897°E / 50.0553; 2.6897

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Geneviève Potie
Area
 • Land1 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 101
 • Population2 density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80753 / 80300
Elevation 70–154 m (230–505 ft)
(avg. 141 m or 463 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Thiepval is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

Thiepval is located 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and approximately 20 miles (32km) northeast of Amiens.


History

The original village was totally destroyed during World War I. The present Thiepval occupies a location a short distance to the southwest of the former settlement.

Places of interest

This imposing monument of brick and stone stands 45 m high and is visible for several kilometres in every direction. It is the work of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The sixteen pillars are engraved with the name of 73,367 British and Commonwealth soldiers that fell during the Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916 and who have no known grave.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
111 111 93 105 116 98 101
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Thiepval on the Quid website (French)
  • 360° Panoramic view
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