The Somme departement is in the Hauts-de-France region
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The code number for Somme is 80
Historically important with the huge military cemeteries from the Great War, there are many monuments to soldiers from many countries testifying to the number of lives which were lost.
A small coastal line on the English Channel of just 60km. The department is split into three main areas: Baie de Somme, Amiens et Amienois, Vallee de la haute Somme.
Battle of Cressy during the Hundred Years' Year in 1346.
Towns and cities
On the river banks of the river Somme and is halfway between Paris and Calais.