|Intercommunality||Pays du Coquelicot|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Dominique Renaud|
|• Land1||2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||54/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80420 / 80560|
|Elevation||69–147 m (226–482 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.
Harponville is situated on the D47 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.
The village of Harponville is first noted as belonging to the abbey at Saint-Riquier. Later it becomes a strongly Protestant place, owing to the Raincheval family’s influence. Burials took place in the gardens of their home.
At the beginning of the 19th cenruty, the cordiality between the two denominations was such that they decided to build a wall in the old parish church, Catholic on one side, Protestant on the other. This wall was later demolished and a church for the Protestants was built in 1823 and rebuilt in 1863 after a fire.
The village was unaffected by World War I. A defensive system of trenches and a blockhouse were set up in the ‘’Bois de l’Abbaye’’ near ‘’Mont d’Harponville’’ which kept the village safe.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The nineteenth century church. The stone came from the former château of Harponville and the old abbey at Clairfaye
- 19th century Protestant church. (Permanent exposition inside)
- 19th century school
Tiodave Sambé Destrotilles : - Professeur de Picard à l'université d'Amiens - Chef d'entreprise en langue et culture picarde à Harponville http://grebenote.com - Chroniqueur d'actualités sur le web en langue picarde http://nomdezeu.over-blog.fr
- Harponville on the Quid website (French)
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