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Hébuterne is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Hébuterne
The church of Hébuterne
The church of Hébuterne
Coat of arms of Hébuterne
Coat of arms
Location of Hébuterne
Hébuterne is located in France
Hébuterne
Hébuterne
Hébuterne is located in Hauts-de-France
Hébuterne
Hébuterne
Coordinates: 50°07′34″N 2°38′11″E / 50.1261°N 2.6364°E / 50.1261; 2.6364Coordinates: 50°07′34″N 2°38′11″E / 50.1261°N 2.6364°E / 50.1261; 2.6364
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonAvesnes-le-Comte
IntercommunalityCC Sud-Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Luc Tabary
Area
1
11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
530
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62422 /62111
Elevation114–156 m (374–512 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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GeographyEdit

A farming village situated 24 kilometres (15 miles) southwest of Arras, at the junction of the D27 and the D28 roads.

HistoryEdit

Formerly within the ancient county of Artois, the village was redesignated within the new Department of the Pas de Calais after the French Revolution.

First World WarEdit

 
The rebuilt church

For most of the First World War, Hébuterne was in the front line of the Western Front and occupied by the Allied Forces entrenched on the eastern side of the village facing the Imperial German Army 800 yards beyond occupying the village of Gommecourt. In mid-summer 1916, the 56th (London) Division of the British Army carried out an attack from Hébuterne in an attempt to capture Gommecourt as a part of the Battle of the Somme offensive, which failed with severe losses.

By the war's end, the village was a complete wreck due to the violence to which it had been subject during its front line career, and it had to be completely re-built in the 1920s.

Places of interestEdit

PopulationEdit

Historical population of Hébuterne
Year1962196819751982199019992006200820112013
Population604575516486456465528559521515
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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