tierce de picardie

Montauban-de-Picardie

Montauban-de-Picardie is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France.

Geography

Situated on the D64 road, some 20 miles northeast of Amiens.

History

First World War

The village lies on the First World War battlefield of the Battle of the Somme. Montauban lay close behind the German front-line and was turned into a fortified strongpoint. On 1 July, 1916, the first day on the Somme, the village was seized by the British 30th Division in one of the few successful British advances of the day. In the village itself there is a monument to the Liverpool and Manchester 'Pals', who, as part of the 30th Division, were the first to reach the village.

Population

Population Growth
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
206 215 183 176 186 197
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

See also

Communes of the Somme department

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Notes

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