is a French département
, #80 for postal and other administrative purposes, named after the Somme River. Located in the north of France
. It is part of the region of France Picardie
Préfecture (capital city): Amiens.
Sous-préfectures: Abbeville, Montdidier, Péronne.
The Somme was the site of many great battles of World War I with a number of monuments to soldiers from various countries.