Bayonne

commune in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

Bayonne (Gascon Baiona; Basque: Baiona; Spanish: Bayona) is a city and commune in southwestern France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, of which it is a subprefecture.

Bayonne
City Hall of Bayonne
City Hall of Bayonne
Flag of Bayonne
Flag
Coat of arms of Bayonne
Coat of arms
Location of Bayonne
Bayonne is located in France
Bayonne
Bayonne
Bayonne is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bayonne
Bayonne
Coordinates: 43°29′N 1°29′W / 43.49°N 1.48°W / 43.49; -1.48Coordinates: 43°29′N 1°29′W / 43.49°N 1.48°W / 43.49; -1.48
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonChief town of 3 cantons
IntercommunalityBayonne-Anglet-Biarritz
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-René Etchegaray
Area
1
21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
47,492
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bayonnais
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64102 /64100
Elevation0–52 m (0–171 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
Websitewww.bayonne.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Bayonne has an area of 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi) and its average altitude is 28 m (92 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 4 m (13 ft).[1]

Bayonne and its neighboring communes
 

Bayonne is surrounded by the communes Boucau, Tarnos (in the Landes department), Lahonce, Mouguerre, Saint-Pierre-d'Irube, Villefranque, Bassussarry and Anglet.

PopulationEdit

With a population of 47,492,[2] Bayonne has a population density of 2,191 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Bayonne are known, in French, as Bayonnais (women: Bayonnaises).[3]

AdministrationEdit

Bayonne is a sous-préfecture in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department since 1800. It is also the capital of three cantons.[4]

  1. Bayonne-1, formed with a part of Bayonne and part of Anglet.
  2. Bayonne-2, formed with a part of Bayonne and the commune Boucau.
  3. Bayonne-3, formed with the parts of Bayonne not included in the other two cantons.

GalleryEdit

Twin townsEdit

Bayonne is twinned with:[5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "City of Bayonne". Map-France.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. "Populations lègales 2013 - 64-Pyrénées-Atlantiques". Populations légales 2013 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. "Bayonne (64100)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-248 du 25 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  5. "Relations Internationales". Ville de Bayonn (in French). Retrieved 9 March 2015.

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