Béthencourt-sur-Somme

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Béthencourt-sur-Somme
The church in Béthencourt-sur-Somme
The church in Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Location of Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Béthencourt-sur-Somme is located in France
Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Béthencourt-sur-Somme is located in Hauts-de-France
Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Coordinates: 49°47′44″N 2°57′52″E / 49.7956°N 2.9644°E / 49.7956; 2.9644Coordinates: 49°47′44″N 2°57′52″E / 49.7956°N 2.9644°E / 49.7956; 2.9644
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityCC Est de la Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François-Xavier Legrand
Area
1
2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
132
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80097 /80190
Elevation53–83 m (174–272 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Béthencourt-sur-Somme (Picard: Bétencourt-su-Sonme) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D15 and D62 road junction, on the banks of the Somme river, some 16 miles (26 km) west of Saint-Quentin.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population107132118117122110134
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

It was here that King Henry V found a crossing point over the river Somme in 1415, just days before the Battle of Agincourt.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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