Péronne, Somme facts for kids

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Town centre
Coat of arms of Péronne
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Elevation 47–117 m (154–384 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 ft*)
Land area1 14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population2 7,737  (2012)
 - Density 546/km2 (1,410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80620/ 80200
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.

Coordinates: 49°33′21″N 2°33′41″E / 49.5559°N 2.5614°E / 49.5559; 2.5614

Péronne is a commune in the Picardy region in the Somme department in the north of France.

It is close to where the Battles of the Somme took place during World War I.

The Museum of the Great War (known in French as the Historial de la Grande Guerre) is located in the château.

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