Canton of albert

Coordinates: 50°0′10″N 2°39′10″E / 50.00278°N 2.65278°E / 50.00278; 2.65278

Canton of Albert
French canton
Country France
Region Department Arrondissement Péronne
Seat Albert
Communes 26
Area¹
 • Total 176.60 km2 (68.19 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 17,080
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Cantonal code 80 06
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Albert is a canton situated in the department of the Somme and in the Picardie region of northern France.

Geography

The canton is organised around the commune of Albert in the arrondissement of Péronne. The altitude varies from 38m (Buire-sur-l'Ancre) to 161m (Contalmaison) for an average of 91m.

Composition

The canton of Albert comprises 26 communes and a total of 17,080 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Demographic Composition
Commune Population Post Code INSEE Code
Albert 10065 80300 80016
Auchonvillers 147 80560 80038
Authuille 167 80300 80045
Aveluy 525 80300 80047
Bazentin 77 80300 80059
Beaucourt-sur-l'Ancre 87 80300 80065
Beaumont-Hamel 218 80300 80069
Bécordel-Bécourt 122 80300 80073
Bouzincourt 511 80300 80129
Buire-sur-l'Ancre 312 80300 80151
Contalmaison 98 80300 80206
Courcelette 133 80300 80216
Dernancourt 437 80300 80238
Fricourt 448 80300 80366
Grandcourt 176 80300 80384
Irles 104 80300 80451
Laviéville 134 80300 80468
Mametz 165 80300 80505
Méaulte 1254 80300 80523
Mesnil-Martinsart 233 80300 80540
Millencourt 217 80300 80547
Miraumont 655 80300 80549
Ovillers-la-Boisselle 371 80300 80615
Pozières 244 80300 80640
Pys 82 80300 80648
Thiepval 98 80300 80753

Population

Population Growth
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
16854 17941 18690 18041 17156 17080
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

See also

External links

  • The canton d'Albert on the Insee website (French)
  • Photos of the Somme (French)

Notes

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