Estrées-Deniécourt

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Estrées-Deniécourt
Estrées-Deniécourt is located in France
Estrées-Deniécourt
Estrées-Deniécourt
Coordinates: 49°52′32″N 2°49′28″E / 49.8756°N 2.8244°E / 49.8756; 2.8244Coordinates: 49°52′32″N 2°49′28″E / 49.8756°N 2.8244°E / 49.8756; 2.8244
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Chaulnes
Intercommunality Haute Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pascal Vanysacker
Area1 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 287
 • Density 44/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80288 / 80200
Elevation 69–85 m (226–279 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

Estrées-Deniécourt is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune lies on the national highway N29, at the junction with the A1 autoroute, west of the River Somme and 28 miles (45 km) east of Amiens It has the remains of a Roman road, the Chaussée Brunehaut passing through the village.

History[edit]

It was the scene of heavy fighting during the Battle of the Somme. The probable (unmarked) burial site of Raynal Bolling, the first U.S. officer of high rank to fall in combat.

The Estrées-Deniécourt Military Cemetery, is located at the west end of the village and the German Cemetery is located on the way to the commune of Fay.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The commune holds an annual brocante (flea-market) each June. It is one of many villages in the north of France bearing the name Estrées.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Estrées-Deniécourt
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 238 255 285 253 252 245 287
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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