Navarrenx

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Navarrenx
Navarrenx is located in France
Navarrenx
Navarrenx
Coordinates: 43°19′22″N 0°45′29″W / 43.3228°N 0.7581°W / 43.3228; -0.7581Coordinates: 43°19′22″N 0°45′29″W / 43.3228°N 0.7581°W / 43.3228; -0.7581
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Canton Navarrenx
(chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du canton de Navarrenx
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Baucou
Area
 • Land1 6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,155
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64416 / 64190
Elevation 118–269 m (387–883 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

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

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The first written mention of the name of the city lies in a charter of 1078[ref. needed]. Navarrenx (Navarrensis) is mentioned five times. There was a longstanding agreement between Centulle V Beam the young, Viscount of Béarn and Oloron and his vassal Viscount Raymond William Soule. They will come to Navarrenx to repair the harm done to Bearnais by Souletins. It may make reason and justice on oath, either by paying a fine or by ordeal. In this case, the text says that the duel will happen, not on the bank of the Gave the side of the Soule, but the shore-side Navarrenx (Belluno Fiet Quod non in ripa Soulensi, sed in Sponda Navarrensis). The place is still known today as the camp batalha.

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