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The Biscarrosse Elm in January; died 2010.
The Biscarrosse Elm in January; died 2010.
Coat of arms of Biscarrosse
Coat of arms
Biscarrosse is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Biscarrosse is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 44°23′39″N 1°09′46″W / 44.3942°N 1.1628°W / 44.3942; -1.1628Coordinates: 44°23′39″N 1°09′46″W / 44.3942°N 1.1628°W / 44.3942; -1.1628
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Parentis
Intercommunality Communauté de commune des Grands Lacs
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Dudon
Area1 160.48 km2 (61.96 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 12,487
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 40046 /40600
Elevation 0–78 m (0–256 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Biscarosse is a commune of 12,487 people (2007). It is in the region Aquitaine in the Landes department in the southwest of France.

Education[change | change source]

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university) is located at Biscarosse.