Péronne, Somme

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Péronne
Town centre
Town centre
Coat of arms of Péronne
Coat of arms
Péronne is located in France
Péronne
Péronne
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Péronne is located in Hauts-de-France
Péronne
Péronne
Coordinates: 49°33′21″N 2°33′41″E / 49.5559°N 2.5614°E / 49.5559; 2.5614Coordinates: 49°33′21″N 2°33′41″E / 49.5559°N 2.5614°E / 49.5559; 2.5614
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
Area
1
14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
7,737
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80620 /80200
Elevation47–117 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.