The church in Bouzincourt
|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Michel Thorelle|
|8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||67–134 m (220–440 ft) |
(avg. 106 m or 348 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The name Bouzincourt is derived from the words for forest (bosquet) and the typical Picardy village suffix '-court' . It was therefore a wooded village.
Bouzincourt is situated on the junction of the D938 and D20 roads, some 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Amiens.
Places of interest
- The church of St. Honore was destroyed during World War I but reconstructed in 1920 in the shape of a bullet. The tower is 36m high.
- The stained-glass windows were restored by l'École de Nancy, and are worthy of attention.
- The ‘muches’, man-made tunnels where the population hid during times of war.
|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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