|Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 2°41′23″E / 50.0553°N 2.6897°E|
|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Max Potié|
|4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||70–154 m (230–505 ft) |
(avg. 141 m or 463 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Thiepval (French pronunciation: [tjɛpval]; Picard: Tièbvo) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Thiepval is located 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and approximately 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Amiens.
First World War
The original village was totally destroyed during the First World War. The present Thiepval occupies a location a short distance to the southwest of the former settlement. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, a major war memorial to British and Commonwealth men who died in the First World War Battle of the Somme and who have no known grave, is located near the commune.
The First World War Franco-British Memorial and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is an imposing monument of brick and stone standing 45 m (148 ft) high. It is visible for several kilometres in every direction. It is the work of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The sixteen pillars are engraved with the names of 73,367 British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916 and who have no known grave.
- ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
- ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
- ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- Prysor, Glyn: Thiepval Memorial , in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War.