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Montauban-de-Picardie

Montauban-de-Picardie
Montauban-de-Picardie is located in France
Montauban-de-Picardie
Montauban-de-Picardie
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Intercommunality Canton of Combles
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Froment
Area1 7.67 km2 (2.96 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 215
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80560 / 80300
Elevation 89–143 m (292–469 ft)
(avg. 139 m or 456 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.

Montauban-de-Picardie is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.

Geography

The commune is situated on the D64 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.

History

First World War

The village lies on the First World War battlefield of the Somme. Montauban lay close behind the German front-line and was turned into a fortified strongpoint. On 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme, the village was seized by the British 30th Division in one of the few successful British advances of the day. In the village

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