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German war cemetery

Coordinates: 49°59′56″N 2°42′57″E / 49.9989°N 2.7158°E / 49.9989; 2.7158Coordinates: 49°59′56″N 2°42′57″E / 49.9989°N 2.7158°E / 49.9989; 2.7158

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacky Tonnel
 • Land1 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 508
 • Population2 density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80366 / 80300
Elevation 54–134 m (177–440 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

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


Fricourt is situated on the D147 and D64 junction, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.


It was close to the front line for much of World War I and saw particularly fierce fighting during the Battles of the Somme and the Battles of Albert. It is about a kilometre from Mametz.


Historical population of Fricourt
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 439471477502466448508
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

  • Fricourt cemetery.

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