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Pertain is located in France
Coordinates: 49°48′42″N 2°52′11″E / 49.8117°N 2.8697°E / 49.8117; 2.8697Coordinates: 49°48′42″N 2°52′11″E / 49.8117°N 2.8697°E / 49.8117; 2.8697
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Nesle
Intercommunality Haute Picardie
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Régis Nuttens
Area1 7.88 km2 (3.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 368
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80621 / 80320
Elevation 79–91 m (259–299 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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


Pertain is situated on the D142 road, some 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Amiens, in the east of the Santerre district.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
362 374 325 332 314 318 368
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


Founded around the end of the first millennium, the village was first known as "Pertaing". Made up of several now-disappeared hamlets, such as "Mory", "Sacy-Les-Pertain" and “Berseaucourt”.

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