Driencourt

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Driencourt
Driencourt is located in France
Driencourt
Driencourt
Coordinates: 49°57′33″N 3°00′38″E / 49.9592°N 3.0106°E / 49.9592; 3.0106Coordinates: 49°57′33″N 3°00′38″E / 49.9592°N 3.0106°E / 49.9592; 3.0106
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Roisel
Intercommunality Canton of Roisel
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Hilde Mascre
Area1 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 91
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80258 / 80240
Elevation 65–139 m (213–456 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Driencourt is situated on the D181 road, some 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Saint-Quentin.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Driencourt
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 111 119 97 88 78 85 91
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

As with many towns in this part of France, World War I saw the place reduced to rubble. A Parisian architect, Jacques Debat-Ponsan, was employed to design and reconstruct the town’s public buildings.

  • Reconstruction of the school and Mayor’s office – accomplished in 1927
  • Reconstruction of the church achieved in 1920
  • Other reconstructions. A certain number of homes, judging by their style, were rebuilt by the same architect.

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