Mametz, Somme

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Mametz
The 18th Lancers near Mametz in 1916
The 18th Lancers near Mametz in 1916
Coat of arms of Mametz
Coat of arms
Location of Mametz
Mametz is located in France
Mametz
Mametz
Mametz is located in Hauts-de-France
Mametz
Mametz
Coordinates: 49°59′52″N 2°44′13″E / 49.9978°N 2.7369°E / 49.9978; 2.7369Coordinates: 49°59′52″N 2°44′13″E / 49.9978°N 2.7369°E / 49.9978; 2.7369
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonAlbert
CommuneCarnoy-Mametz
Area
1
7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
191
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
80300
Elevation68–135 m (223–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mametz is a former commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Carnoy-Mametz.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mametz is situated on the D64 road, some 32 kilometres (20 mi) northeast of Amiens and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Albert. Fricourt lies to the west, Contalmaison is to the north, Montauban-de-Picardie to the north-east and Carnoy and Maricourt are to the south-east. Mametz Wood is 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) to the north-west. Before the First World War, the village was the fifth largest in the area, with about 120 houses and had a station on the line from Albert to Péronne.

History[edit]

Soldiers of the Australian 5th Division near Mametz in December 1916.

In the First World War, the area was the site of intense and sustained fighting between German and Allied forces. Between 1914 and 1916, the Western Front ran through Mametz, and the area was devastated. In 1916, Mametz was the site of particularly heavy fighting during the Battle of the Somme (see Capture of Mametz). It was also one of the sites where British mines were exploded on the first day of that battle. After the Armistice of 11 November 1918, the former inhabitants returned and gradually rebuilt most of the infrastructure as it had been before the war. There is a memorial in the commune to the 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Mametz, Somme
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population150150174188177165174
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 26 October 2018 ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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