Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes

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Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
A general view of Berteaucourt-les-Thennes
A general view of Berteaucourt-les-Thennes
Location of Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes is located in France
Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes is located in Hauts-de-France
Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Coordinates: 49°48′50″N 2°27′55″E / 49.8139°N 2.4653°E / 49.8139; 2.4653Coordinates: 49°48′50″N 2°27′55″E / 49.8139°N 2.4653°E / 49.8139; 2.4653
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementMontdidier
CantonMoreuil
IntercommunalityCC Avre Luce Noye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Luc Vasseur
Area
1
2.62 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
447
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80094 /80110
Elevation33–107 m (108–351 ft)
(avg. 41 m or 135 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D935 road, close to the banks of the Somme some 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Amiens. The soil around the town comprises alluvial deposits in the valley of the Luce, the small river that separates Berteaucourt from Thennes, red diluvium around the school and out towards Thézy-Glimont, chalk towards the slopes and Eocene clay on the higher ground.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population279291281356411431384
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

Being very close to the front line during much of World War I 1914-1918, the town was all but destroyed. Every building, as well as the cemetery, suffered a great deal of damage. The German attack of 21 March 1918 on the front line from Saint-Quentin to La Fère had succeeded in creating a pocket 80 kilometres (50 mi)deep into the combined British and French lines. General Seely set up his headquarters at Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes in March, 1918. On August 8, 1918, the French troops left Thennes and Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes, counter-attacking towards Villers-aux-Érables.

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References[edit]

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

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