Foucaucourt-en-Santerre

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Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
The town hall in Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
The town hall in Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Location of Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre is located in France
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre is located in Hauts-de-France
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Coordinates: 49°52′32″N 2°46′34″E / 49.8756°N 2.7761°E / 49.8756; 2.7761Coordinates: 49°52′32″N 2°46′34″E / 49.8756°N 2.7761°E / 49.8756; 2.7761
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityCC Terre de Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacky Bourlon
Area
1
6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
254
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80335 /80340
Elevation50–87 m (164–285 ft)
(avg. 82 m or 269 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.

Foucaucourt-en-Santerre is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the N29 road, some 24 miles (39 km) east of Amiens.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population268277261234252223254
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

World War I[edit]

During World War I the village hosted a temporary aerodrome to the west of the village opposite the cemetery. It was first held by the Germans, and fell into allied hands by the end of the war. The German Jagdstaffel 34 was stationed here from April to July 1918, and RAF 208 Squadron moved in on 22 September 1918.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

  • The war memorial
  • The Roman road, the ‘Chaussée Brunehaut’, which passes by the village.

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