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Péronne
Town centre
Town centre
Coat of arms of Péronne
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Area
1
14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
7,737
 • Density 546.40/km2 (1,415.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80620 /80200
Elevation 47–117 m (154–384 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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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