Ogenne-Camptort

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Ogenne-Camptort

Ogenne-Camptort is located in France
Ogenne-Camptort
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Canton Navarrenx
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du canton de Navarrenx
Mayor Joseph Matheu
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 157–290 m (515–951 ft)
(avg. 264 m/866 ft)
Land area1 11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population2 234  (2006)
 - Density 20 /km2 (52 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64420/ 64190
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.

Coordinates: 43°18′48″N 0°42′05″W / 43.3133333333°N 0.701388888889°W / 43.3133333333; -0.701388888889

Ogenne-Camptort is a commune of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in the southwestern part of France. It is made up of two ancient (very old) French towns: Camptort and Ogenne. They were combined (made into one) on May 12, 1841.

According to Pierre de Marca, a famous historian, the name Ogenne can be traced back to the 11th century. It was first called Ogene in the 11th century, then Oiena in the 13th century. In around 1350 it was called Sent-Jacme d'Ojenne, and in 1385 it was called Oyene. Finally in 1548 it was called Ogena.

The name Camptort comes from the 13th century. It was first called Campus tortus in 1235. It was called some other names: Cam-tort (1385), Quamptort (1540), Sanctus Stephanus de Camptort (1674), Cantor (1755), and Camptor (1793.)

Two streams run through the town. One stream is the Saley, a tributary of the Gave d'Oloron (a river). The other stream is the Laà, a tributary of the Gave de Pau (also a river.)