Hancourt

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Hancourt
The town hall in Hancourt
The town hall in Hancourt
Location of Hancourt
Hancourt is located in France
Hancourt
Hancourt
Hancourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Hancourt
Hancourt
Coordinates: 49°54′14″N 3°04′24″E / 49.9039°N 3.0733°E / 49.9039; 3.0733Coordinates: 49°54′14″N 3°04′24″E / 49.9039°N 3.0733°E / 49.9039; 3.0733
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonPéronne
IntercommunalityHaute Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Waree
Area
1
4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
96
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80413 /80240
Elevation82–110 m (269–361 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Hancourt is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Hancourt is situated on the D15 and D194 crossroads, some 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Saint-Quentin.

History[edit]

Hancourt was the French village to which the 22 survivors of the 2/4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry retreated in spring 1918, after the Battalion was virtually wiped out in action on the Western Front.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population of Hancourt
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population9813211792117100107
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bullock, Arthur (2009). Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7524-4793-3. (Page 61)

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