Béthencourt-sur-Somme

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Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Béthencourt-sur-Somme is located in France
Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Coordinates: 49°47′44″N 2°57′52″E / 49.7956°N 2.9644°E / 49.7956; 2.9644Coordinates: 49°47′44″N 2°57′52″E / 49.7956°N 2.9644°E / 49.7956; 2.9644
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Nesle
Intercommunality Nesle
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François-Xavier Legrand
Area1 2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 134
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80097 / 80190
Elevation 53–83 m (174–272 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 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.

Béthencourt-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D15 and D62 road junction, on the banks of the Somme river, some 16 miles (26 km) west of Saint-Quentin.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 107 132 118 117 122 110 134
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

It was here that King Henry V found a crossing point over the river Somme in 1415, just days before the Battle of Agincourt.

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