Ginchy

Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 2°49′59″E / 50.0242°N 2.833°E / 50.0242; 2.833
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Ginchy
The town hall in Ginchy
The town hall in Ginchy
Location of Ginchy
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Ginchy is located in France
Ginchy
Ginchy
Ginchy is located in Hauts-de-France
Ginchy
Ginchy
Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 2°49′59″E / 50.0242°N 2.833°E / 50.0242; 2.833
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonPéronne
IntercommunalityHaute Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Marc Delmotte[1]
Area
1
5.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
68
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80378 /80360
Elevation85–157 m (279–515 ft)
(avg. 154 m or 505 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ginchy (French pronunciation: [ʒɛ̃ʃi]) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Ginchy is situated on the D20 road, some 45 km (28 mi) northeast of Amiens. The graphic below shows the community in relation to nearby places.

Relative distance from neighbouring populations
Relative distance from neighbouring populations
GinchyGinchy
Population 123 (2000)Guillemont (1,1km)
Population 268 (2000)Longueval (2,1km)
Population 707 (2000)Combles (2,7km)
Population 85 (2000)Morval (3,0km)
Population 164 (2000)Lesbœufs (3,1km)
Population 159 (2000)Flers, Somme (3,1km)

History[edit]

Ginchy has a small park devoted to the memory of Captain Charles François, "Dromedary of Egypt" (1775-1853), who husbanded the camels during Napoleon's French campaign in Egypt and Syria.

Ginchy was at the centre of battle during World War I (1914-1918) and suffered severe damage as a result. It was used as an observation post by the Germans and was fiercely contested before being overtaken by Irish troops to conclude the Battle of Ginchy.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 86—    
1975 69−3.10%
1982 64−1.07%
1990 60−0.80%
1999 56−0.76%
2007 66+2.08%
2012 69+0.89%
2017 61−2.43%
Source: INSEE[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE