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Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Moreuil
Intercommunality Avre Luce Moreuil
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Luc Vasseur
Area1 2.62 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 384
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80094 / 80110
Elevation 33–107 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.

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

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


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.


Historical population of Berteaucourt-lès-Thennes
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 279 291 281 356 411 431 384
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


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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