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Subprefecture and commune
City Hall of Bayonne
City Hall of Bayonne
Coat of arms of Bayonne
Coat of arms
Bayonne is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bayonne is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Chief town of 3 cantons
Intercommunality Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-René Etchegaray
Area1 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 47,492
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bayonnais
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64102 /64100
Elevation 0–52 m (0–171 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

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.

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 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]

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-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.

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 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). 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). Lé Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  5. "Relations Internationales". Ville de Bayonn (in French). Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

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