Ginchy

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Ginchy
Commune
The town hall in Ginchy
The town hall in Ginchy
Ginchy is located in France
Ginchy
Ginchy
Location within Hauts-de-France region
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; 2.833Coordinates: 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 (2001–2008) Marie-Geneviève Desailloud
Area15.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)266
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code80378 /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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Ginchy 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
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 of Ginchy
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population83866964605666
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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