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Confluence of the Douze and Midou rivers in Mont-de-Marsan
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Geneviève Darrieussecq|
|• Land1||36.88 km2 (14.24 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||40192 / 40000|
|Elevation||23–97 m (75–318 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 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.
Mont-de-Marsan airbase « Constantin Rozanoff » is a major installation of the French Air Force. The base includes CEAM (the French air force military experimentation and trials organisation), an air defense radar command reporting centre, and an air defence control training site. Mont-de-Marsan airbase was formerly home to France's first operational squadron of nuclear bombers, the Dassault Mirage IVA.
- The Donjon Lacataye is the keep of a 14th-century castle
- Despiau-Wlérick Museum (1930s sculpture by two local artists)
Two historic punk rock music festivals were held in Mont-de-Marsan's bullring in 1976 and 1977.
Festival Arte Flamenco international festival created in 1989 in Mont-de-Marsan by the council of the Landes department.
People born in Mont-de Marsan
- Joël Bats, association football goalkeeper for the French national team, winner of UEFA Euro 1984 and third place at FIFA World Cup 1986 (1957 – )
- Pierre Bosquet, Marshal of France, (1810–1861)
- Charles Despiau, sculptor, (1874–1946)
- Robert Wlérick, sculptor, (1882–1944)
- Alain Juppé, politician and former Prime Minister of France, (1945 – )
- Patrick Biancone, Thoroughbred horse racing trainer, (1952 – )
- Thomas Castaignède, rugby union footballer, (1975 – )
- Paul Astin, Marathon runner, (1986 – )
- Fabien Vehlmann, comics writer, (1972 – )
- Romain Larrieu, association football goalkeeper (1976 – )
- Jean van de Velde, golfer, (1966 – )
- Abdoulaye Loum, basketball player
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