Location within Picardy region
Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 2°49′59″E / 50.0242°N 2.833°E / 50.0242; 2.833Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 2°49′59″E / 50.0242°N 2.833°E / 50.0242; 2.833
Canton of Combles
• Mayor (2001-2008)
5.92 km (2.29 sq mi)
• Population Density
11/km (29/sq mi)
80378 / 80360
85-157 m (279-515 ft),
(avg. 154 m or 505 ft)
French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Ginchy is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
4 See also,
6 External links,
Ginchy is situated on the D20 road, some 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Amiens. The graphic below shows the community in relation to nearby places.
Flers, Somme (3,1km)
Maurepas, Somme (3,9km)
Ginchy has a small park devoted to the memory of Captain Charles François, "Dromedary of Egypt" (1775-1853), who husbanded the camels during Napoleon's French campaign in Egypt and Syria.
Ginchy was at the centre of battle during World War I (1914-1918) and suffered severe damage as a result. It was used as an observation post by the Germans and was fiercely contested before being overtaken by Irish troops to conclude the Battle of Ginchy.
Historical population of Ginchy
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting--residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.