Domart-en-Ponthieu

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Domart-en-Ponthieu
An aerial view of Domart-en-Ponthieu
An aerial view of Domart-en-Ponthieu
Coat of arms of Domart-en-Ponthieu
Coat of arms
Location of Domart-en-Ponthieu
Domart-en-Ponthieu is located in France
Domart-en-Ponthieu
Domart-en-Ponthieu
Domart-en-Ponthieu is located in Hauts-de-France
Domart-en-Ponthieu
Domart-en-Ponthieu
Coordinates: 50°04′31″N 2°07′34″E / 50.0753°N 2.1261°E / 50.0753; 2.1261Coordinates: 50°04′31″N 2°07′34″E / 50.0753°N 2.1261°E / 50.0753; 2.1261
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonFlixecourt
IntercommunalityCC Nièvre et Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Prud'Homme
Area
1
17.93 km2 (6.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,126
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80241 /80620
Elevation32–132 m (105–433 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Domart-en-Ponthieu is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D216 road, some 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Abbeville.

History[edit]

After the Armistice following World War I, British troops from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry were stationed at Domart-en-Ponthieu under the command of a Colonel Flanagan. Awaiting demobilisation, they were able to relax for a time. Private Arthur Bullock recalled this stay, including a memorable occasion on which he heard a talk by the renowned Woodbine Willie.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population of Domart-en-Ponthieu
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1336115011521175110711261169
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
The church in its verdant setting
The war memorial

Places of interest[edit]

  • The Templars house
  • The round tower (remains of the château)
  • Church
  • The war memorial
  • Aerial views

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bullock, Arthur (2009). Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7524-4793-3. (Pages 91-92)

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