|Main Street of Abidos|
|Elevation||86–170 m (282–560 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 ft)
|Land area1||3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)|
|- Density||76 /km2 (200 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||64003/ 64150|
|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.|
Neighbouring municipalities 
Other forms appeared such as:
- Avidoos in the 13th century in the fors de Béarn
- Sent-Sadarnii of Abidos in 1344 notaries from Pardies
- Bidos and Bydos in 1548 for these two forms during the reformation of Béarn
- Abidos -the final form in the 18th century shown on the Cassini map.
Michel Grosclaude offers a latin etymology of Avitus plus the Aquitaine suffix -ossum "domain of Avitus".
Its name in Béarnais is Avidos (according to the classical norm).
List of Successive Mayors of Abidos
(Not all data is known)
Abidos is a member of seven intercommunal organisations:
- the community of communes of Lacq
- SIVU for the development and management of the river basin of Baïses
- AEP union for water and Baise;
- sanitation union of the communes of the Juscle and Baise valleys
- Energy Union of Pyrenees-Atlantiques
- Intercommunal Union for defence against floods of the Gave de Pau
- Intercommunal union for educational regroupingin the communes of Os-Marsillon and Abidos.
In 2010 the commune had 236 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1] [Note 2]
From 1962 to 1999 there was no double counting of people who stayed in multiple communes.
The 2006 classification by INSEE, indicated that the median household incomes for each municipality with more than 50 households (30,687 communes out of the 36,681 communes identified) classed Abidos to rank at No. 10,338, with an average income of €17,174.
The town is part of the zone designation of Ossau-iraty.
Culture and heritage 
Religious Heritage 
There is an old chapel at Abidos castle.
Environmental heritage 
An arboretum created by the community of communes of Lacq and the Abengoa BioEnergy France company, is located behind the village hall.
Also found in Abydos, a mill with its canal. The path of Naöu means an unencumbered way along the Pau river (phonetic transcription of nau is bateau in Béarnais).
The commune has a school with two classrooms for primary school, a school canteen, and a library.
Sports and sports equipment 
The town has a sports field in the centre with a football field, basketball court, volleyball court, and tennis courts. There is also a sports hall equipped for basketball, tennis and Basque pelota. Lastly there is a a roller skate park for BMX edge of the Baise.
Raoul Vergez, was born in Abidos on 3 August 1908 and died in Senlis (Oise) on 7 July 1977. He was a "companion carpenter",[Note 3] writer and journalist. Known by the name of "Béarnais, the friend of the Tour de France", he left an important mark on the work of the Companions in France. He reported from the United States during a trip in 1952, the some special techniques for companion carpenters.
See also 
List of towns in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Communes of Béarn
Notes and References 
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc.. , as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE
- See "Compagnonnage" in the French Wikipedia
- Noted Luzouré by the Sandre
- Géoportail - IGN consulted on 15 October 2011
- Paul Raymond, Topographic Dictionary of Béarn-basque country
- According to Pierre de Marca, History of Béarn
- Michel Grosclaude, Topnymical Dictionary of communes, Béarn, Ed. Edicions reclams & Édition Cairn - 2006, isbn 2-35068-005-3, pages 120-121
- Cartulary of the Abbey of Lucq, according to Pierre de Marca, History of Béarn
- Manuscript of the 14th century - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques
- Notaries of Pardies - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques
- Manuscript of the 16th to the 18th centuries - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques
- Intercommunality of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Cellule informatique préfecture 64, consulted on 9 November 2011
- Statistical Summary by Commune, département, and area of employment, website of INSEE, consulted on 9 September 2009