Assevillers

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Assevillers
Assevillers is located in France
Assevillers
Assevillers
Coordinates: 49°53′49″N 2°50′10″E / 49.8969°N 2.8361°E / 49.8969; 2.8361Coordinates: 49°53′49″N 2°50′10″E / 49.8969°N 2.8361°E / 49.8969; 2.8361
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Chaulnes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Haute Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Guilbert
Area1 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 267
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80033 / 80200
Elevation 57–84 m (187–276 ft)
(avg. 87 m or 285 ft)
Website http://assevillers.80.free.fr

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.

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

Geography[edit]

Assevillers is close to Assevillers Rest Area (motorway A1 : Lille - Paris), the Haute Picardie TGV railway station but also, near Albert airport and the A29 as well (trunk road between Amiens and Saint Quentin). It’s also close to the Haute Picardie pole of business. Assevillers is located near Peronne.

History[edit]

During World War One, Assevillers had been occuped by German Army. There were many trenches to the west and to the east of Assevillers. During the battle of the Somme in 1916, Assevillers had been destroyed. In 1918, Assevillers was liberated by Australian Army in 28th August 1918.

Assevillers rest area[edit]

Assevillers rest area is one of the most largest motorway areas in Europe. There are many shops, hotels,wifi access… Situated alongside the motorway A1, at 122 km between Paris and Lille, Assevillers rest area is close to memory circuit (the historical sites of the Somme marked by the first world war)


To see[edit]

- The polisher "Gres Saint Martin" - The church and City Hall - Assevillers New British Cemetery - Assevillers Rest Area


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