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Assevillers is located in France
Coordinates: 49°53′49″N 2°50′10″E / 49.8969°N 2.8361°E / 49.8969; 2.8361Coordinates: 49°53′49″N 2°50′10″E / 49.8969°N 2.8361°E / 49.8969; 2.8361
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Chaulnes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Haute Picardie
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Guilbert
Area1 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 267
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80033 / 80200
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


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[edit]

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).

To see[edit]

- The polisher "Gres Saint Martin" - The church and City Hall - Assevillers New British Cemetery - Assevillers Rest Area

See also[edit]