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Ogenne-Camptort is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Ogenne-Camptort is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 43°18′48″N 0°42′05″W / 43.3133333333°N 0.701388888889°W / 43.3133333333; -0.701388888889Coordinates: 43°18′48″N 0°42′05″W / 43.3133333333°N 0.701388888889°W / 43.3133333333; -0.701388888889
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Canton Navarrenx
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du canton de Navarrenx
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph Matheu
Area1 11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 234
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64420 /64190
Elevation 157–290 m (515–951 ft)
(avg. 264 m or 866 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.

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.)