The war memorial in Assevillers
|Intercommunality||CC Terre Picardie|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Michel Guilbert|
|5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||57–84 m (187–276 ft) |
(avg. 87 m or 285 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Assevillers is close to Assevillers Rest Area (motorway A1 : Lille - Paris), the Haute Picardie TGV railway station but also, near Albert airport and the A29 as well (trunk road between Amiens and Saint Quentin). It’s also close to the Haute Picardie pole of business. Assevillers is located near Peronne.
During World War One, Assevillers had been occupied by German Army. There were many trenches to the west and to the east of Assevillers. During the battle of the Somme in 1916, Assevillers had been destroyed. In 1918, Assevillers was liberated by Australian Army on 28 August 1918.
Assevillers rest area
Assevillers rest area is one of the largest motorway areas in Europe. There are many shops and hotels at this rest area which is situated alongside motorway A1, at 122 km between Paris and Lille. The Assevillers rest area is close to 'Memory Circuit' (the historical sites of the Somme marked by the first world war).
- The polisher "Gres Saint Martin" - The church and City Hall - Assevillers New British Cemetery - Assevillers Rest Area
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