Longueval

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For the Renaissance composer, see Antoine de Longueval.
Longueval
Longueval is located in France
Longueval
Longueval
Coordinates: 50°01′34″N 2°48′15″E / 50.0261°N 2.8042°E / 50.0261; 2.8042Coordinates: 50°01′34″N 2°48′15″E / 50.0261°N 2.8042°E / 50.0261; 2.8042
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Intercommunality Canton of Combles
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Blondel
Area1 8.53 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 271
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80490 / 80360
Elevation 123–157 m (404–515 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Longueval is located 24 miles (28 km) northwest of Amiens on the D919 road, at the junction with the D8. Longueval is found in the north-east of the département, almost equidistant to the surrounding towns of Péronne (to the east), Albert (west) and Bapaume (north).

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
301 307 267 278 237 248 271
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

The main street in 1916

The village was virtually destroyed during World War I.

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery[edit]

A cemetery in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to the dead of New Zealand.[1] The body for the New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior was taken from here. South of Longueval is also the Longueval Road Cemetery. In the centre of the village is the Pipers' Memorial, built to commemorate bagpipers who fought in the First World War. Longueval was chosen because it was retaken by the 9th (Scottish) Division in July 1916.

To the east of the village is the South African War Memorial Delville Wood

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