Mametz, Somme

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Mametz is located in France
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
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Emile Rousselle
Area1 7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 174
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80505 / 80300
Elevation 68–135 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mametz is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Mametz is situated on the D64 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.


In the First World War, the area was the site of heavy fighting, particularly during the Battle of the Somme. It was also one of the sites where large British mines were exploded on the first day that battle.


Historical population of Mametz, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 150 150 174 188 177 165 174
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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