The town hall in Ginchy
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Marie-Geneviève Desailloud|
|Area1||5.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||11/km2 (29/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80378 /80360|
|Elevation||85–157 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
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.
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.
|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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- Ginchy on the Quid website (in French)
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