Hastingues

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Hastingues
Doorway of Hastingues from the 14th century
Doorway of Hastingues from the 14th century
Hastingues is located in France
Hastingues
Hastingues
Coordinates: 43°32′07″N 1°08′52″W / 43.5353°N 1.1478°W / 43.5353; -1.1478Coordinates: 43°32′07″N 1°08′52″W / 43.5353°N 1.1478°W / 43.5353; -1.1478
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Dax
Canton Canton of Peyrehorade
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays d'Orthe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Ducarre
Area1 14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 510
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40120 / 40300
Elevation 0–84 m (0–276 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 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.

Hastingues (Occitan: Hastings, Basque: Hastinga) is a commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in south-western France. Its nickname, due to its location on a rounded-shaped hill, is lou Carcolh (the snail).

Geography[edit]

The town lies on a hill looking over the valley of the Gaves réunis, in the Gascon region and bordering on the Basque Country.

History[edit]

The bastide was founded in 1289 by John Hastings, seneschal of Gascony, who signed a treaty of coregency in the name of Edward I of England between the king, Duke of Aquitaine and the monks of Arthous abbey.

The work on the doorway was started in 1289 but the town wall still was in work in the 15th century.

The houses Jurats and Sénéchal were built in the same century.

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