Ablaincourt-Pressoir

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Ablaincourt-Pressoir
The town hall of Ablaincourt
The town hall of Ablaincourt
Location of Ablaincourt-Pressoir
Ablaincourt-Pressoir is located in France
Ablaincourt-Pressoir
Ablaincourt-Pressoir
Ablaincourt-Pressoir is located in Hauts-de-France
Ablaincourt-Pressoir
Ablaincourt-Pressoir
Coordinates: 49°50′26″N 2°49′23″E / 49.8406°N 2.8231°E / 49.8406; 2.8231Coordinates: 49°50′26″N 2°49′23″E / 49.8406°N 2.8231°E / 49.8406; 2.8231
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityTerre de Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Dany Domont
Area
1
9.46 km2 (3.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
269
 • Density28/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80002 /80320
Elevation67–88 m (220–289 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ablaincourt-Pressoir is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

The two villages were formerly separately administered, but were joined in 1966.

Geography[edit]

Ablaincourt-Pressoir is found in the Santerre sub-region, where early French Kings made their base, at Noyon.
The town is in a strategic position close to the intersections of the A1 Paris-Lille autoroute and the A29 autoroute between Amiens and Saint-Quentin. Two departmental roads meet nearby (the D150 and the D164). The town also an international TGV rail station, the Gare TGV Haute-Picardie, nicknamed "The sugar-beet station" named after the predominant crop of the area.

Etymology; Ancient forms of the names[edit]

  • Ablaincourt

Abatix Curtis, Habelini Curtis (1046), Ablani Curtis, Ableni Curia (1106), Abbecourt (1144), Abiaucourt (1215), Ablaincort (1230), Ablincourt (1733) and finally, Ablaincourt, which signifies an abbey.

  • Pressoir

Pressurs or Drêsur (1180).

History[edit]

  • Ablaincourt

In 1215, Jean I de Nesle built a castle here. Remains of the motte can still be seen, which marks out the position of the keep.

In 1648, possession of the fiefdom of Ablaincourt passed from the Blattepière family to the Mathieu family.

During World War I Ablaincourt et Pressoir were at the centre of the Battle of the Somme. Both communes were totally ruined by the fighting.

Demographics[edit]

  • 1851 Census

The 2 communes were still separate.

Ablaincourt = Population : 445 inhabitants
Pressoir = Population : 144 inhabitants
  • 1896 Census

The 2 communes were still separate.

Ablaincourt = Population : 312 inhabitants
Pressoir = Population : 106 inhabitants

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006258—    
2007256−0.8%
2008257+0.4%
2009261+1.6%
2010265+1.5%
2011269+1.5%
2012275+2.2%
2013278+1.1%
2014275−1.1%
2015272−1.1%
2016269−1.1%

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [1][edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 63.38
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 50.35
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 60.00
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 63.46

People[edit]

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