Aire-sur-l'Adour

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Aire-sur-l'Adour
Former market place
Former market place
Aire-sur-l'Adour is located in France
Aire-sur-l'Adour
Aire-sur-l'Adour
Coordinates: 43°42′N 0°16′W / 43.70°N 0.26°W / 43.70; -0.26Coordinates: 43°42′N 0°16′W / 43.70°N 0.26°W / 43.70; -0.26
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Aire-sur-l'Adour
Intercommunality Aire-sur-l'Adour
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Cabe
Area
 • Land1 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 6,092
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40001 / 40800
Elevation 68–176 m (223–577 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Aire-sur-l'Adour is a commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It lies on the river Adour in the wine area of southwest France. It is an episcopal see of the Diocese of Aire and Dax. The nearest large towns are Mont-de-Marsan to the north and Pau to the south.

History[edit]

Aire (Atura, Vicus Julii) was the residence of the kings of the Visigoths. In 506, Alaric II drew up his famous code, the Breviarium Alaricianum.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,164 —    
1800 2,999 −5.2%
1806 3,300 +10.0%
1821 3,629 +10.0%
1831 3,937 +8.5%
1836 4,028 +2.3%
1841 4,432 +10.0%
1846 4,667 +5.3%
1851 4,817 +3.2%
1856 4,888 +1.5%
1861 5,144 +5.2%
1866 4,885 −5.0%
1872 4,361 −10.7%
1876 4,754 +9.0%
1881 4,562 −4.0%
1886 4,684 +2.7%
1891 4,551 −2.8%
1896 4,510 −0.9%
1901 4,266 −5.4%
1906 4,303 +0.9%
1911 4,023 −6.5%
1921 3,721 −7.5%
1926 3,926 +5.5%
1931 3,864 −1.6%
1936 4,160 +7.7%
1946 4,298 +3.3%
1954 4,841 +12.6%
1962 5,168 +6.8%
1968 5,665 +9.6%
1975 5,896 +4.1%
1982 6,242 +5.9%
1990 6,205 −0.6%
1999 6,003 −3.3%
2008 6,092 +1.5%

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