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Coordinates: 49°55′40″N 3°00′55″E / 49.9278°N 3.015278°E / 49.9278; 3.015278

Commune of Buire-Courcelles

Location
Buire-Courcelles is located in France
Buire-Courcelles
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Péronne
Intercommunality Haute Somme
Mayor Jean-Louis Lamotte
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 56–133 m (184–436 ft)
(avg. 50 m/160 ft)
Land area1 7.76 km2 (3.00 sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80150/ 80200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Buire-Courcelles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

The commune is situated on the D199 road, some 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Saint-Quentin.

Etymology

  • Buire : Of Celtic origin, meaning 'a slope', Buire has been successively Buracum and Buiciera.
  • Courcelles Also of Celtic origin, meaning a group of houses. This hamlet was a commune before the French revolution and attached to Buire in 1794.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
286 302 316 291 283 284 269
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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