The town hall and school of Bellenglise
|Coordinates: 49°55′21″N 3°14′39″E|
|Intercommunality||Pays du Vermandois|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Vincent Duquenne|
|6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||61/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||77–129 m (253–423 ft) |
(avg. 88 m or 289 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
About two kilometres to the north is the Riqueval souterrain.
On the 28 August 1914 the French 10th Regiment of Territorial Infantry opposed a German invading force. The French unit was essentially from the local Département, with its depot in St Quentin. Despite a fierce defence, the French line gave and a battalion (1000 men) of the unit was taken prisoner.
The famous picture of the British 137th Brigade, gathered on the canal bank at Riqueval Bridge, for a pep talk after the crossing of the St. Quentin Canal, was taken nearby.
Sites and monuments
- The commune cemetery, with its military square just to the left of the entrance, where are buried soldiers who died for France.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bellenglise.|
- Bellenglise on the site of the French National Geographical Institute
- Bellenglise on the Insee site.
- 2006 census of the communes of the Aisne département
- Belenglise church tower on the Clochers (church belfries) site