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Miraumont

Miraumont
Miraumont
Miraumont

Coordinates: 50°05′42″N 2°43′50″E / 50.095°N 2.7306°E / 50.095; 2.7306Coordinates: 50°05′42″N 2°43′50″E / 50.095°N 2.7306°E / 50.095; 2.7306

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Louis Croisille
Area
 • Land1 13.96 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 710
 • Population2 density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80549 / 80300
Elevation 77–142 m (253–466 ft)
(avg. 89 m or 292 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.

Miraumont is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Current agricultural products include grains, potatoes, and beets.

Geography

Miraumont is situated on the D107 and D50 crossroads, some 27 miles (43 km) northeast of Amiens, Miraumont is located at the source of the river Ancre, the third longest tributary of the Somme.

The railway station at Miraumont is between the station at Achiet, near Bapaume, and the station at Albert, the administrative center of the canton.

History

The theatre of operations for the Battle of Bapaume (1871) during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871.

The village was completely destroyed between 1914 and 1918 during the First World War.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
676 680 671 695 632 655 710
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Miraumont on the Quid website (French)
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