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The town hall in Ginchy
The town hall in Ginchy
Location of Ginchy
Ginchy is located in France
Ginchy is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 2°49′59″E / 50.0242°N 2.833°E / 50.0242; 2.833Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 2°49′59″E / 50.0242°N 2.833°E / 50.0242; 2.833
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Péronne
Intercommunality Haute Somme
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marie-Geneviève Desailloud
5.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80378 /80360
Elevation 85–157 m (279–515 ft)
(avg. 154 m or 505 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.

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


Ginchy is situated on the D20 road, some 45 km (28 mi) northeast of Amiens. The graphic below shows the community in relation to nearby places.

Relative distance from neighbouring populations
Population 123 (2000)Guillemont (1,1km)
Population 268 (2000)Longueval (2,1km)
Population 707 (2000)Combles (2,7km)
Population 85 (2000)Morval (3,0km)
Population 164 (2000)Lesbœufs (3,1km)
Population 159 (2000)Flers, Somme (3,1km)
Population 207 (2000)Maurepas, Somme (3,9km)


Ginchy has a small park devoted to the memory of Captain Charles François, "Dromedary of Egypt" (1775-1853), who husbanded the camels during Napoleon's French campaign in Egypt and Syria.

Ginchy was at the centre of battle during World War I (1914-1918) and suffered severe damage as a result. It was used as an observation post by the Germans and was fiercely contested before being overtaken by Irish troops to conclude the Battle of Ginchy.


Historical population of Ginchy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 83 86 69 64 60 56 66
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also



External links

  • Ginchy on the Quid website (in French)

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