Driencourt

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Driencourt
Commune
The town hall and school in Driencourt
The town hall and school in Driencourt
Driencourt is located in France
Driencourt
Driencourt
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Driencourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Driencourt
Driencourt
Coordinates: 49°57′33″N 3°00′38″E / 49.9592°N 3.0106°E / 49.9592; 3.0106Coordinates: 49°57′33″N 3°00′38″E / 49.9592°N 3.0106°E / 49.9592; 3.0106
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Péronne
Intercommunality Haute Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Hilde Mascre
Area1 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 91
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80258 /80240
Elevation 65–139 m (213–456 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Driencourt is situated on the D181 road, some 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Saint-Quentin.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Driencourt
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1111199788788591
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

As with many towns in this part of France, World War I saw the place reduced to rubble. A Parisian architect, Jacques Debat-Ponsan, was employed to design and reconstruct the town’s public buildings.

  • Reconstruction of the school and Mayor’s office – accomplished in 1927
  • Reconstruction of the church achieved in 1920
  • Other reconstructions. A certain number of homes, judging by their style, were rebuilt by the same architect.

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