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Coordinates: 50°07′04″N 2°07′11″E / 50.11778°N 2.119722°E / 50.11778; 2.119722

Commune of Ribeaucourt

Ribeaucourt panneau entrée 1.jpg
Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Domart-en-Ponthieu
Intercommunality Val de Nièvre et environs
Mayor Gilles Sené
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 83–136 m (270–450 ft)
(avg. 135 m/440 ft)
Land area1 5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population2 173  (2006)
 - Density 32 /km2 (83 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80671/ 80620
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.

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

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Geography

Ribeaucourt is situated 15 miles (24 km) east of Abbeville, on the D185 and D66 crossroads.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
206 206 208 178 209 185 173
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

The name of the commune is a corruption of Erembauldocurtis (which comes from "Eremboldus" = (skilful or bold leader) and "curtis", meaning a fortified house). Eremboldus was the name of several male members of the Ribeaucourt family, vassals to the abbey of Saint Riquier. The other communes in France bearing the same name have the same origins.
During the Second World War, Ribeaucourt forest was the site of launching ramps for the German V1 rockets. The Germans also occupied the château. Allied bombardments on the 5 and 7 July 1944 caused serious damage to the village and the forest.[1]

Places of interest

  • The 17th / 18th century château and park. Classed as a historic monument.
  • The church of Saint-Sulpice. Classed as a historic monument in 1993.
  • The war memorial.
The war memorial

See also

References

  1. ^ Ducellier - La guerre aérienne dans le nord de la France, 5 juillet 1944

External links

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