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City Hall of Bayonne
Coat of arms of Bayonne
Coat of arms
Bayonne is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Chief town of 3 cantons
Intercommunality Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz
Mayor Jean-René Etchegaray
Elevation 0–52 m (0–171 ft)
(avg. 4 m/13 ft)
Land area1 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Population2 45,855  (2012)
 - Density 2,115 /km2 (5,480 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64102/ 64100
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°29′N 1°29′W / 43.49°N 1.48°W / 43.49; -1.48

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 sub-prefecture.

Geography[change | change source]

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
Map of the commune of Bayonne

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

Population[change | change source]

With a population of 45,855,[2] Bayonne has a population density of 2,115 inhabitants/km2.

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

Administration[change | change source]

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

  1. Bayonne-Est, formed with a part of Bayonne
  2. Bayonne-Nord, formed with a part of Bayonne and the commune Boucau
  3. Bayonne-Ouest, formed with a part of Bayonne.

Gallery[change | change source]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Bayonne is twinned with:[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "City of Bayonne". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. "Populations lègales 2012 - 64-Pyrénées-Atlantiques" (in French). Populations légales 2012 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  3. "Bayonne (64100)" (in French). Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. "Liste des cantons de l'arrondissement de Bayonne" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. "Relations Internationales" (in French). Ville de Bayonn. Retrieved 9 March 2015.

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