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Coordinates: 50°00′36″N 2°51′58″E / 50.01°N 2.86611°E / 50.01; 2.86611

Commune of Combles

Location
Combles is located in France
Combles
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Intercommunality Canton of Combles
Mayor René Damay
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 83–153 m (272–502 ft)
(avg. 30 m/98 ft)
Land area1 9.87 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population2 718  (2006)
 - Density 73 /km2 (190 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80204/ 80360
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

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Geography

Combles is situated on the D20 road, some 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Amiens.

History

Combles after its capture in 1916 by British and French troops

Combles was the operations centre for the battle of Bapaume during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.

Combles was again at the centre of much fighting during World War I.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
335 342 305 263 242 228 718
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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