Puyoô

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Puyoô
Entrée dans Puyoô.jpg
Puyoô is located in France
Puyoô
Puyoô
Coordinates: 43°31′N 0°55′W / 43.52°N 0.91°W / 43.52; -0.91Coordinates: 43°31′N 0°55′W / 43.52°N 0.91°W / 43.52; -0.91
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Orthez
Intercommunality Canton of Orthez
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Labourdette
Area
 • Land1 9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,128
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64461 / 64270
Elevation 17–155 m (56–509 ft)
(avg. 41 m or 135 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The town is situated on the Gave de Pau, a river running through the region, and some of the river's tributaries, including the streams of Lataillard, Espérance and Loulié. Puyoô neighbours the towns of Bellocq to the south-west and Ramous to the south-east.

Name[edit]

Puyoô is derived from the Bearnaise word Pujóu meaning small hill. Pujóu can be further derived from the Latin word podium, meaning height.[1] People from the town are known in French as Puyolais.

Economy[edit]

The town's economy is generally agriculture-oriented. The local railway station, Gare de Puyoô, has serviced the town since it opened in 1862. Today it services approximately 10,300 passengers a year.

Culture[edit]

Puyoô has a rugby field and tennis courts, as well as a town hall. A community festival is held towards the end of June.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Raymond, Dictionnaire topographique Béarn-Pays basque. (Topographical Dictionary of Basque in the Béarn Region.)

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