The town hall in Foucaucourt-en-Santerre
|Intercommunality||CC Terre de Picardie|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jacky Bourlon|
|6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (95/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
The commune is situated on the N29 road, some 24 miles (39 km) east of Amiens.
|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
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.
Places of interest
- The war memorial
- The Roman road, the ‘Chaussée Brunehaut’, which passes by the village.
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