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Coordinates: 50°00′36″N 2°51′58″E / 50.01°N 2.8661°E / 50.01; 2.8661Coordinates: 50°00′36″N 2°51′58″E / 50.01°N 2.8661°E / 50.01; 2.8661

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Intercommunality Canton of Combles
 • Mayor (2001–2008) René Damay
 • Land1 9.87 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 718
 • Population2 density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80204 / 80360
Elevation 83–153 m (272–502 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

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


Combles is situated on the D20 road, some 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Amiens.


Combles was the operations centre for the battle of Bapaume during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.

Combles was again at the centre of much fighting during World War I (1914-1918), with many of its buildings damaged and many of its residents injured or killed, not to mention the numerous casualties among the forces in combat there. Many British soldiers who fell in the war are buried in the local cemetery, and there are numerous war cemeteries in the immediate surrounding area.

It has, however, been substantially developed since the war's end.


Historical population of Combles
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 335342305263242228718
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also



External links

  • Combles on the Quid website (French)
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