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Somme
Coat of Arms de la Somme
Details
Information
Number80
RegionPicardie
PrefectureAmiens
SubprefecturesAbbeville
Montdidier
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 40th
555,551
90 /kmò
Area6,170 kmò;
Arrondissementss4
Cantons46
Communes783
President of the
general council
XX
Location
Location of de la Somme in France

Somme is a French département named after the Somme River. Located in the north of France. It is part of the region of France Picardie.

The Somme was the site of many great battles of World War I with a number of monuments to soldiers from various countries.

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