Ochancourt

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Ochancourt
Cimetery and church.
Cimetery and church.
Ochancourt is located in France
Ochancourt
Ochancourt
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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Friville-Escarbotin
Intercommunality Vimeu Industriel
Government
 • 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 Picardy in northern France.

Geography[edit]

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

Population[edit]

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

History[edit]

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 actually 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]

References[edit]

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

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