|Intercommunality||Avre Luce Moreuil|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean-Luc Vasseur|
|Area1||2.62 km2 (1.01 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
|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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