Foucaucourt-en-Santerre

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Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
Foucaucourt-en-Santerre is located in 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
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Chaulnes
Intercommunality Haute Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacky Bourlon
Area1 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 254
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80335 / 80340
Elevation 50–87 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 Picardie 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
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 268 277 261 234 252 223 254
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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