Thiepval

Thiepval
The war cemetery in Thiepval
The war cemetery in Thiepval
Location of Thiepval
Thiepval is located in France
Thiepval
Thiepval
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Thiepval is located in Hauts-de-France
Thiepval
Thiepval
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Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 2°41′23″E / 50.0553°N 2.6897°E / 50.0553; 2.6897Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 2°41′23″E / 50.0553°N 2.6897°E / 50.0553; 2.6897
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Max Potié
Area
1
4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
129
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80753 /80300
Elevation 70–154 m (230–505 ft)
(avg. 141 m or 463 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Thiepval is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Thiepval is located 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and approximately 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Amiens.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1968 111 —    
1975 93 −2.50%
1982 105 +1.75%
1990 116 +1.25%
1999 98 −1.86%
2007 106 +0.99%
2012 129 +4.01%
2017 129 +0.00%
Source: INSEE[2]

First World War

British infantry from the Wiltshire Regiment attacking near Thiepval, 7 August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.

The original village was totally destroyed during the First World War. The present Thiepval occupies a location a short distance to the southwest of the former settlement. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, a major war memorial to British and Commonwealth men who died in the First World War Battle of the Somme and who have no known grave, is located near the commune.

Memorials

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

This imposing monument of brick and stone stands 45 m high and is visible for several kilometres in every direction. It is the work of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The 16 pillars are engraved with the names of 73,367 British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916 and who have no known grave.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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