Courcelette

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Courcelette
Courcelette Memorial
Courcelette Memorial
Courcelette is located in France
Courcelette
Courcelette
Coordinates: 50°03′32″N 2°44′52″E / 50.0589°N 2.7478°E / 50.0589; 2.7478Coordinates: 50°03′32″N 2°44′52″E / 50.0589°N 2.7478°E / 50.0589; 2.7478
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Xavier Vandendriessche
Area1 4.66 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 141
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80216 / 80300
Elevation 109–156 m (358–512 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Courcelette is situated on the D929 and D107 crossroads, some 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Amiens.

History[edit]

Courcelette was a major tactical objective in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the Somme Offensive of the First World War during which the village was razed. The village was assigned as the major objective of the Canadian Corps during that battle and they succeeded in capturing it. Accordingly, the actions and sacrifices of the Canadians are commemorated at the Courcelette Memorial which is just south of the village beside the D929 roadway.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Courcelette
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 158 180 176 150 142 133 141
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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