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Coordinates: 49°48′22″N 2°26′23″E / 49.8061°N 2.4397°E / 49.8061; 2.4397Coordinates: 49°48′22″N 2°26′23″E / 49.8061°N 2.4397°E / 49.8061; 2.4397

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Avre Luce Moreuil
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Van-Oostende
 • Land1 5.07 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 385
 • Population2 density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80405 / 80440
Elevation 32–110 m (105–361 ft)
(avg. 35 m or 115 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.

Hailles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Hailles is situated on the banks of the river Avre and by the D90e road, some 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Amiens.


The name probably comes from ‘haie’ (eng: hedge), and has been variously written as Haies or Heilles. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, some francs-tireurs, hidden behind the town fired 60 times on a Prussian officer. All missed, he wasn’t even scratched. The German troops threatened to burn down the town.


Historical population of Hailles
Year 1840187418961962196819751982199019992006
Population 500375325226236219263319332385
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also



External links

  • Hailles on the Quid website (French)
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