|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2008)||Line Wattraint|
|Area1||9.61 km2 (3.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||38/km2 (98/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80615 / 80300|
|Elevation||80–153 m (262–502 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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 D929 road, 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of Amiens.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
The commune consists of the two villages of Ovillers and La Boisselle, which were destroyed during World War I. It was the site of heavy fighting during the 1916 Battle of the Somme, and particularly during the first day on the Somme (see Capture of La Boisselle).
Places of interest
- Ovillers British Military Cemetery.
- The Gordon Dump Cemetery.
- Lochnagar Crater, one of the sites of the mines exploded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The crater is 100 metres in diameter and 30 metres deep.
Map of the Lochnagar Crater and mine shaft; for an aerial view of the site with marked front lines, see here
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- Gordon Dump Cemetery (English)
- Ovillers-la-Boisselle on the Quid website (French)
- Lochnagar Crater (English)
- La Boisselle Study Group
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