The town hall in Montauban-de-Picardie
|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Gilbert Froment|
|Area1||7.67 km2 (2.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80560 /80300|
|Elevation||89–143 m (292–469 ft)
(avg. 139 m or 456 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.
The commune is situated on the D64 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.
First World War
The village lies on the First World War battlefield of the Somme. Montauban lay close behind the German front-line and was turned into a fortified strongpoint. On 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme, the village was seized by the British 30th Division in one of the few successful British advances of the day. In the village itself there is a monument to the Liverpool and Manchester 'Pals', who, as part of the 30th Division, were the first to reach the village.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
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