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Hailles is located in France
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 Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Moreuil
Intercommunality CC Avre Luce Noye
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Van-Oostende
Area1 5.07 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 385
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 Hauts-de-France 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 1840 1874 1896 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 500 375 325 226 236 219 263 319 332 385
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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