The town hall and school of Bellenglise
|Intercommunality||Pays du Vermandois|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Vincent Duquenne|
|Area1||6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||60/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02063 /02420|
77–129 m (253–423 ft) |
(avg. 88 m or 289 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.
About two kilometres to the north is the Riqueval souterrain.
On the 28 August 1914 the French 10th Regiment of Territorial Infantry opposed a German invading force. The French unit was essentially from the local Département, with its depot in St Quentin. Despite a fierce defence, the French line gave and a battalion (1000 men) of the unit was taken prisoner.
The famous picture of the British 137th Brigade, gathered on the canal bank at Riqueval Bridge, for a pep talk after the crossing of the St. Quentin Canal, was taken nearby.
Sites and monuments
- The commune cemetery, with its military square just to the left of the entrance, where are buried soldiers who died for France.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bellenglise.|
- Bellenglise on the site of the French National Geographical Institute
- Bellenglise on the Insee site.
- 2006 census of the communes of the Aisne département
- Belenglise church tower on the Clochers (church belfries) site
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