Auchonvillers

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Auchonvillers
The monument to the dead, in Auchonvillers
The monument to the dead, in Auchonvillers
Location of Auchonvillers
Auchonvillers is located in France
Auchonvillers
Auchonvillers
Auchonvillers is located in Hauts-de-France
Auchonvillers
Auchonvillers
Coordinates: 50°04′53″N 2°37′51″E / 50.0814°N 2.6308°E / 50.0814; 2.6308Coordinates: 50°04′53″N 2°37′51″E / 50.0814°N 2.6308°E / 50.0814; 2.6308
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonAlbert
IntercommunalityCC Pays Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marie-Anne Réveillon
Area
1
5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
146
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80038 /80560
Elevation117–157 m (384–515 ft)
(avg. 158 m or 518 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Its name seems to come from an old German man's name Alko (hypocoristic for a name starting Alk-) or similar (who invaded with the Franks in the 5th century AD), and Latin villare ("[land] belonging to a villa, farm").[2]

First World War[edit]

The area was involved in the Battle of the Somme. There is a big war cemetery there. English-speaking troops commonly rendered the place's name as "Ocean Villas".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Dictionnaire des noms de lieux de France, edited by A Dauzat & Ch. Rostaing, publ. by Larousse in 1963
  3. ^ http://www.firstworldwar.com/today/auchovillerscemetery.htm