Lacq

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Lacq
Lacq mairie 002.JPG
Lacq is located in France
Lacq
Lacq
Coordinates: 43°24′49″N 0°37′03″W / 43.4136°N 0.6175°W / 43.4136; -0.6175Coordinates: 43°24′49″N 0°37′03″W / 43.4136°N 0.6175°W / 43.4136; -0.6175
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Arthez-de-Béarn and Lagor
Intercommunality Lacq
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Cassou
Area
 • Land1 17.05 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 717
 • Population2 density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64300 / 64170
Elevation 88–190 m (289–623 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 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.

Lacq is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It lies just northwest of the local capital of Pau.

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In modern times it has been based around the industrial uses of subsurface petroleum reserves, and since 1951 on the extraction and development of a very large natural gas reservoir underneath the city. Processing of the large quantities of hydrogen sulfide in the gas have made Lacq a center of sulfur production.

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