Morlaàs

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Morlaàs
Morlaàs city hall
Morlaàs city hall
Morlaàs is located in France
Morlaàs
Morlaàs
Coordinates: 43°20′43″N 0°15′40″W / 43.3453°N 0.2611°W / 43.3453; -0.2611Coordinates: 43°20′43″N 0°15′40″W / 43.3453°N 0.2611°W / 43.3453; -0.2611
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Morlaàs
(chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Luy-Gabas-Souye et Lées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dino Forté
Area1 13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,121
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64405 / 64160
Elevation 233–349 m (764–1,145 ft)
(avg. 295 m or 968 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.
Main Street Morlaàs.

Morlaàs (Gascon Morlans) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It is the seat of a canton.

After the Roman city of Benearnum (today's Lescar) was razed by the Vikings in 841, Morlaàs became the capital of the ancient province of Béarn. It remained the capital until the 12th century, when Orthez took over.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ French Atlantic Coast. Michelin Apa Publications Ltd. October 2007. p. 338. ISBN 978-1-906261-17-7.