Bidarray

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Bidarray
Basque pelota
Basque pelota
Bidarray is located in France
Bidarray
Bidarray
Coordinates: 43°16′03″N 1°20′38″W / 43.2675°N 1.3438°W / 43.2675; -1.3438Coordinates: 43°16′03″N 1°20′38″W / 43.2675°N 1.3438°W / 43.2675; -1.3438
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry
Intercommunality Garazi-Baïgorri
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Bernard Berhouet
Area
 • Land1 38.20 km2 (14.75 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 633
 • Population2 density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64124 / 64780
Elevation 61–935 m (200–3,068 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.

Bidarray (Basque: Bidarrai) is a commune of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in southwestern France.

It is located in the former province of Lower Navarre.

From the riverside where you may practise both Rafting and Canoë, the village spreads onto the top of the hill. Discover the superb Roman bridge, the Noblia bridge which spans the Nive. The legend tells it was built by the Laminak or Sorginak (witches) in one night, that's why the people of the village used to nickname it "the Bridge of Hell".

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