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Béthencourt-sur-Somme is located in France
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Nesle
Intercommunality Nesle
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François-Xavier Legrand
Area1 2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 134
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80097 / 80190
Elevation 53–83 m (174–272 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 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.

Béthencourt-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


The commune is situated on the D15 and D62 road junction, on the banks of the Somme river, some 16 miles (26 km) west of Saint-Quentin.


Historical population of Béthencourt-sur-Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 107 132 118 117 122 110 134
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


It was here that King Henry V found a crossing point over the river Somme in 1415, just days before the Battle of Agincourt.

See also



External links

  • Béthencourt-sur-Somme on the Quid site (French)
  • Béthencourt-sur-Somme on the map of France (French)
  • Béthencourt-sur-Somme on Mapquest

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