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German war cemetery
German war cemetery
Fricourt is located in France
Coordinates: 49°59′56″N 2°42′57″E / 49.9989°N 2.7158°E / 49.9989; 2.7158Coordinates: 49°59′56″N 2°42′57″E / 49.9989°N 2.7158°E / 49.9989; 2.7158
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacky Tonnel
Area1 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 508
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80366 /80300
Elevation 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 a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


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.


Historical population of Fricourt
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 439 471 477 502 466 448 508
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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