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Bouchoir is located in France
Coordinates: 49°44′57″N 2°40′28″E / 49.7492°N 2.6744°E / 49.7492; 2.6744Coordinates: 49°44′57″N 2°40′28″E / 49.7492°N 2.6744°E / 49.7492; 2.6744
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Rosières-en-Santerre
Intercommunality Santerre
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Pitavy
Area1 5.88 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 285
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80116 / 80910
Elevation 96–106 m (315–348 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Bouchoir is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Bouchoir is situated on the D329 junction with the D934 road, some 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Amiens.


The village of Bouchoir passed into German hands on 27 March 1918 but was recovered by the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade on 9 August 1918. The New British Cemetery was created just after Armistice to bury the dead from villages south of Bouchoir and the battlefields around it. It contains 763 burials from the First World War and was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.


Historical population of Bouchoir
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 293 295 195 201 222 226 276
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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