- For the World War I battle that occurred here, see Battle of Cantigny. For the estate in Illinois named in honor of Cantigny, see Cantigny Park.
|Intercommunality||Canton of Montdidier|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||M. Benoît De Weirdt|
|Area1||4.03 km2 (1.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (79/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80170 / 80500|
|Elevation||64–112 m (210–367 ft)
(avg. 104 m or 341 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.
During World War I, a battle liberated the town from German forces. Major General Robert Lee Bullard commanded the US First Division in the United States' first victory of the war. About 10 years later, Colonel Robert R. McCormick named his estate in Illinois after the town.
Cantigny is situated on the D28 road, some 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Amiens.
|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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- Cantigny on the Quid website (French)
- Battle of Cantigny at the American Expeditionary Force website
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