Bouzincourt

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Bouzincourt
Bouzincourt is located in France
Bouzincourt
Bouzincourt
Coordinates: 50°01′38″N 2°36′45″E / 50.0272°N 2.6125°E / 50.0272; 2.6125Coordinates: 50°01′38″N 2°36′45″E / 50.0272°N 2.6125°E / 50.0272; 2.6125
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Thorelle
Area
 • Land1 8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 541
 • Population2 density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80129 / 80300
Elevation 67–134 m (220–440 ft)
(avg. 106 m or 348 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.

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

The name Bouzincourt is derived from the words for forest (bosquet) and the typical Picardy village suffix '-court' . It was therefore a wooded village.

Geography[edit]

Bouzincourt is situated on the junction of the D938 and D20 roads, some 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Amiens.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Honore was destroyed during World War I but reconstructed in 1920 in the shape of a bullet. The tower is 36m high.
  • The stained-glass windows were restored by l'École de Nancy, and are worthy of attention.
  • The ‘muches’, man-made tunnels where the population hid during times of war.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Bouzincourt
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 543 564 537 580 535 511 519
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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