|Intercommunality||Avre Luce Moreuil|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Dominique Paille|
|• Land1||6.34 km2 (2.45 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||18/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80414 / 80110|
|Elevation||35–102 m (115–335 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.
Hangard is situated on the D76 road, some 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Abbeville.
|From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
The name comes from a personal name "Hano" and the Germanic "Gardo" and means ‘Hano’s garden’.
In 1135 the name was spelt ‘Hangardum’.
Stone-age tools of flint, in the shape of blades, arrows and axes have been found in the area.
A dolmen once stood nearby but has now disappeared into the marshy land.
During World War I, on the 28th March 1918, the village was evacuated.
By April 1918 the village had been totally destroyed.
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