Somme is a department of France, located in the north of the country and named after the Somme river. It is part of the Hauts-de-France region.
The north central area of the Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields. The 1346 Battle of Crécy, a major English victory early in the Hundred Years' War, also took place in this department.
Coordinates 49°53'39.015" N 2°17'44.502" E