Montauban-de-Picardie

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Montauban-de-Picardie
Montauban-de-Picardie is located in France
Montauban-de-Picardie
Montauban-de-Picardie
Coordinates: 50°00′26″N 2°46′48″E / 50.0072°N 2.78°E / 50.0072; 2.78Coordinates: 50°00′26″N 2°46′48″E / 50.0072°N 2.78°E / 50.0072; 2.78
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Intercommunality Canton of Combles
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Froment
Area1 7.67 km2 (2.96 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 215
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80560 / 80300
Elevation 89–143 m (292–469 ft)
(avg. 139 m or 456 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.

Montauban-de-Picardie is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D64 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.

History[edit]

First World War[edit]

The village lies on the First World War battlefield of the Somme. Montauban lay close behind the German front-line and was turned into a fortified strongpoint. On 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme, the village was seized by the British 30th Division in one of the few successful British advances of the day. In the village itself there is a monument to the Liverpool and Manchester 'Pals', who, as part of the 30th Division, were the first to reach the village.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
206 215 183 176 186 197 215
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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