World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Guillemont

Article Id: WHEBN0003854716
Reproduction Date:

Title: Guillemont  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of English Victoria Cross recipients, Battle of Guillemont, Edward Dwyer, King's Regiment (Liverpool), Richard Crosse (soldier)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Guillemont

Guillemont
Guillemont is located in France
Guillemont
Guillemont
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Intercommunality Canton of Combles
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Samain
Area1 3.27 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 124
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80401 / 80360
Elevation 94–156 m (308–512 ft)
(avg. 138 m or 453 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.

Guillemont is a commune roughly 13 km (8.1 mi) east of Albert in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

It, like much of the surrounding area, is primarily an agricultural community, but is known for its large cemetery, which has become a tourist attraction. The cemetery began as a field graveyard after the Battle of Guillemont, but was quickly expanded after the Armistice when graves from surrounding areas were centralized here.

Guillemont high street in 1916

In World War I, Guillemont was one of several important strategic areas controlled by Germans that effectively divided allied forces.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.