Courcelette

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Courcelette
Courcelette Memorial
Location of Courcelette
Courcelette is located in France
Courcelette
Courcelette
Courcelette is located in Hauts-de-France
Courcelette
Courcelette
Coordinates: 50°03′32″N 2°44′52″E / 50.0589°N 2.7478°E / 50.0589; 2.7478Coordinates: 50°03′32″N 2°44′52″E / 50.0589°N 2.7478°E / 50.0589; 2.7478
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonAlbert
IntercommunalityPays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2014 - Present) Michel Dacheux
Area
1
4.66 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
149
 • Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80216 /80300
Elevation109–156 m (358–512 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Courcelette is situated on the D929 and D107 crossroads, some 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Amiens.

History[edit]

Courcelette was a major tactical objective in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the Somme Offensive of the First World War during which the village was razed. The village was assigned as the major objective of the Canadian Corps during that battle and they succeeded in capturing it. Accordingly, the actions and sacrifices of the Canadians are commemorated at the Courcelette Memorial which is just south of the village beside the D929 roadway.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Courcelette
Year19621968197519821990199920062014
Population158180176150142133141149
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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