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Hawarden ( "Harden"; ) is a village in Flintshire, North Walesmarker, approximately 5 miles (as the crow flies) from the city of Chestermarker. Hawarden forms part of the Deeside conurbation on the Welsh/English border. At the 2001 Census, the population of Hawarden Ward was 1,858 (892 males, 966 females). The total population for the greater community of Hawarden, which includes Ewloemarker, was 13,539.

Hawarden Airportmarker is one of two public airfields in north Wales although services are intermittent, the second being at Caernarfonmarker. Its primary function is to serve the Raytheon and BAE Systemsmarker aerospace factories in the adjacent village of Broughtonmarker, where Airbus manufacture the wings of the Airbus airliners before they are flown in a Beluga cargo aircraft to Bremenmarker, Germanymarker for equipping (A330/340 & A300 Wings) or Hamburgmarker, Germany and Toulousemarker, Francemarker (A320 family wings) for final assembly of the complete aircraft. The wings of the Airbus A380 are too large to be flown out, and are instead transported by barge down the River Dee, to the port of Mostynmarker.

Monument to William Gladstone
Hawarden railway stationmarker is on the Borderlands Line.

Hawarden's most famous residents are the former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), the professional footballer Michael Owen (b. 1979), and Emma, Lady Hamilton (born 1761; baptised 12 May 1765 – 15 January 1815).

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), who lived in Hawarden Castlemarker -- the home of his wife's family, the Glynnes; and the professional footballer Michael Owen (b. 1979) who, although born a few miles away in Chestermarker and thus eligible to play for England, was raised in Hawarden and lived a few miles away at Northopmarker until his transfer to Real Madrid in the summer of 2004. He has now moved back to the area after tranferring to Newcastle United F.C., and commutes by helicopter. Owen famously bought a small street of houses for his extended family in the adjacent village of Ewloemarker. He also owned a house in the area and grew up on Cromwell Close nearby.

Gladstone bequeathed his library, now known as St Deiniol's Librarymarker, to the town.

Hawarden High Schoolmarker is a high school which dates back to 1606 and was attended not only by Michael Owen, but also Gary Speed, who has captained the Wales football team.

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