Cantigny, Somme

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Cantigny
Commune
The Cantigny Memorial
The Cantigny Memorial
Cantigny is located in France
Cantigny
Cantigny
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Cantigny is located in Hauts-de-France
Cantigny
Cantigny
Coordinates: 49°39′51″N 2°29′35″E / 49.6642°N 2.4931°E / 49.6642; 2.4931Coordinates: 49°39′51″N 2°29′35″E / 49.6642°N 2.4931°E / 49.6642; 2.4931
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementMontdidier
CantonRoye
IntercommunalityCC Grand Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) M. Benoît De Weirdt
Area14.03 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2123
 • Density31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code80170 /80500
Elevation64–112 m (210–367 ft)
(avg. 104 m or 341 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.

Cantigny is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

History[edit]

During World War I, a battle liberated the town from German forces. Major General Robert Lee Bullard commanded the US First Division in the United States' first victory of the war. About 10 years later, Colonel Robert R. McCormick named his estate in Illinois after the town.

Geography[edit]

Cantigny is situated on the D28 road, some 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Amiens.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cantigny, Somme
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population110117116123131124123
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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