Ribeaucourt, Somme

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Ribeaucourt
Ribeaucourt panneau entrée 1.jpg
Ribeaucourt is located in France
Ribeaucourt
Ribeaucourt
Coordinates: 50°07′04″N 2°07′11″E / 50.1178°N 2.1197°E / 50.1178; 2.1197Coordinates: 50°07′04″N 2°07′11″E / 50.1178°N 2.1197°E / 50.1178; 2.1197
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Domart-en-Ponthieu
Intercommunality Val de Nièvre et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilles Sené
Area
 • Land1 5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 173
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80671 / 80620
Elevation 83–136 m (272–446 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Ribeaucourt is situated 15 miles (24 km) east of Abbeville, on the D185 and D66 crossroads.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
206 206 208 178 209 185 173
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

The name of the commune is a corruption of Erembauldocurtis (which comes from "Eremboldus" = (skilful or bold leader) and "curtis", meaning a fortified house). Eremboldus was the name of several male members of the Ribeaucourt family, vassals to the abbey of Saint Riquier. The other communes in France bearing the same name have the same origins.
During the Second World War, Ribeaucourt forest was the site of launching ramps for the German V1 rockets. The Germans also occupied the château. Allied bombardments on the 5 and 7 July 1944 caused serious damage to the village and the forest.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

  • The 17th/18th-century château and park. Classed as a historic monument.
  • The church of Saint-Sulpice. Classed as a historic monument in 1993.
  • The war memorial.
The war memorial

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ducellier - La guerre aérienne dans le nord de la France, 5 juillet 1944

External links[edit]