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Ochancourt

Ochancourt
Ochancourt
Ochancourt

Coordinates: 50°06′15″N 1°36′57″E / 50.1042°N 1.6158°E / 50.1042; 1.6158Coordinates: 50°06′15″N 1°36′57″E / 50.1042°N 1.6158°E / 50.1042; 1.6158

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Friville-Escarbotin
Intercommunality Vimeu Industriel
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Tondellier
Area
 • Land1 3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 259
 • Population2 density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80603 / 80210
Elevation 45–79 m (148–259 ft)
(avg. 71 m or 233 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.

Ochancourt is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France.

Geography

Ochancourt is situated on the D48 road, some 10 miles (16 km) west of Abbeville.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
197 213 189 241 253 235 259
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

Within the commune, on the ‘land of graves’, are said to rest the remains of those that died (9000+ ) at the Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu, where Louis III of France fought and defeated the Normans in 881. Other historians claim it is actually the site of the battle itself.[1]

Places of interest

  • The church, with parts dating from the twelfth century.
  • The family chapels in the cemetery and at the crossroads

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Ochancourt on the Quid website (French)
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