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Cemetery and church
Cemetery and church
Ochancourt is located in France
Coordinates: 50°06′15″N 1°36′57″E / 50.1042°N 1.6158°E / 50.1042; 1.6158Coordinates: 50°06′15″N 1°36′57″E / 50.1042°N 1.6158°E / 50.1042; 1.6158
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Friville-Escarbotin
Intercommunality CC Vimeu
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Tondellier
Area1 3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 259
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80603 /80210
Elevation 45–79 m (148–259 ft)
(avg. 71 m or 233 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.

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


Ochancourt is situated on the D48 road, some 10 miles (16 km) west of Abbeville.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
197 213 189 241 253 235 259
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


Within the commune, on the ‘land of graves’, are said to rest the remains of those that died (9000+ ) at the Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu, where Louis III of France fought and defeated the Normans in 881. Other historians claim it is the site of the battle itself.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

Castle, on a postcard.
  • The church, with parts dating from the twelfth century
  • The family chapels in the cemetery and at the crossroads

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gaston Vasseur (Nibas et ses annexes).

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