Belloy-en-Santerre

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Belloy-en-Santerre
Belloy-en-Santerre is located in France
Belloy-en-Santerre
Belloy-en-Santerre
Coordinates: 49°53′20″N 2°51′22″E / 49.889°N 2.8561°E / 49.889; 2.8561Coordinates: 49°53′20″N 2°51′22″E / 49.889°N 2.8561°E / 49.889; 2.8561
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Chaulnes
Intercommunality Haute Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Lictevout
Area
 • Land1 5.49 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 166
 • Population2 density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80080 / 80200
Elevation 57–86 m (187–282 ft)
(avg. 76 m or 249 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.

Belloy-en-Santerre is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D79 road, about 1 mile (2 km) from the junction of the A1 autoroute and the N29, some 30 miles (48 km) east of Amiens.

History[edit]

An aerial photograph taken in 1967 shows the outline of a large, rectangular, south-facing Gallo-Roman villa on the site of present-day Belloy.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Belloy-en-Santerre
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 136 159 172 169 162 167 183
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Personalities[edit]

Alan Seeger, American poet, who had joined the French Foreign Legion, died here during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

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