Buire-Courcelles

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Buire-Courcelles
Buire-Courcelles is located in France
Buire-Courcelles
Buire-Courcelles
Coordinates: 49°55′40″N 3°00′55″E / 49.9278°N 3.0153°E / 49.9278; 3.0153Coordinates: 49°55′40″N 3°00′55″E / 49.9278°N 3.0153°E / 49.9278; 3.0153
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Péronne
Intercommunality Haute Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Louis Lamotte
Area
 • Land1 7.76 km2 (3.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 245
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80150 / 80200
Elevation 56–133 m (184–436 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Buire-Courcelles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D199 road, some 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Saint-Quentin.

Etymology[edit]

  • Buire : Of Celtic origin, meaning 'a slope', Buire has been successively Buracum and Buiciera.
  • Courcelles Also of Celtic origin, meaning a group of houses. This hamlet was a commune before the French revolution and attached to Buire in 1794.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Buire-Courcelles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 286 302 316 291 283 284 269
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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