|Intercommunality||Avre Luce Moreuil|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jacques Van-Oostende|
|• Land1||5.07 km2 (1.96 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
- Hailles on the Quid website (French)
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