Estrées-Deniécourt

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Estrées-Deniécourt
Location of Estrées-Deniécourt
Estrées-Deniécourt is located in France
Estrées-Deniécourt
Estrées-Deniécourt
Estrées-Deniécourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Estrées-Deniécourt
Estrées-Deniécourt
Coordinates: 49°52′32″N 2°49′28″E / 49.8756°N 2.8244°E / 49.8756; 2.8244Coordinates: 49°52′32″N 2°49′28″E / 49.8756°N 2.8244°E / 49.8756; 2.8244
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityCC Terre de Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pascal Vanysacker
Area
1
6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
336
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80288 /80200
Elevation69–85 m (226–279 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune lies on the national highway N29, at the junction with the A1 autoroute, west of the River Somme and 28 miles (45 km) east of Amiens It has the remains of a Roman road, the Chaussée Brunehaut passing through the village.

History[edit]

It is one of many villages in the north of France bearing the name Estrées. The etymology of the name is from strata (cognate of English "street"), the word for the stone-layered Roman roads in the area (some of which turned into modern highways). Hence Estreti, village on the road which developed into Estrées.

It was the scene of heavy fighting during the Battle of the Somme. The probable (unmarked) burial site of Raynal Bolling, the first U.S. officer of high rank to fall in combat.

The Estrées-Deniécourt Military Cemetery, is located at the west end of the village and the German Cemetery is located on the way to the commune of Fay.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The commune holds an annual brocante (flea-market) each June. It is one of many villages in the north of France bearing the name Estrées.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Estrées-Deniécourt
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population238255285253252245287
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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