German war cemetery
|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jacky Tonnel|
|Area1||11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80366 /80300|
54–134 m (177–440 ft) |
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.
Fricourt is situated on the D147 and D64 junction, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.
Fricourt is about a kilometre from Mametz. It was close to the front line for much of World War I and saw particularly fierce fighting during the 1916, first 1918 and second 1918 Battles of the Somme and the first, second and third Battles of Albert. Fricourt is also one of the sites where large mines were exploded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
|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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