Saint-Jammes

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Saint-Jammes
Town Hall of Saint-Jammes
Town Hall of Saint-Jammes
Saint-Jammes is located in France
Saint-Jammes
Saint-Jammes
Coordinates: 43°21′29″N 0°14′53″W / 43.358°N 0.248°W / 43.358; -0.248Coordinates: 43°21′29″N 0°14′53″W / 43.358°N 0.248°W / 43.358; -0.248
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Morlaàs
Intercommunality Luy-Gabas-Souye et Lées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Casteran
Area1 4.05 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 636
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64482 / 64160
Elevation 237–306 m (778–1,004 ft)
(avg. 310 m or 1,020 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.

Saint-Jammes is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Its name in Béarnais is Sent-Jacme.

Geography[edit]

The commune is bordered by Higuères-Souye, Gabaston, Maucor, Bernadets and Morlaàs (to the south).

Localities and hamlets[edit]

  • Blanche-Neige (west)
  • La Hagède (west)
  • Serre de Lacrouts (east)
  • Serre Debat

Economy[edit]

An industrial zone is present near the public school. There is a tobacco bar.

Residents[edit]

In 2007 the unemployment rate was 6.9% against 10.1% in 1999, with pre-retirees and retirees representing 14.9% of the population (11.1% in 1999) and a rate of activity of 59.1% (58.2 in 1999).

Religious heritage[edit]

Saint-Jammes has the distinction of not having a church.

Sports and sports facilities[edit]

The 17th stage of the Tour de France 2007 passed through the commune on July 26. Over the course of 188 kilometers it connected Pau to Castelsarrasin. It has a general sports centre (Aime Capdeboscq). There is also a bowling ground, a floodlit football field as well as tennis court.

Education[edit]

The commune has a public elementary school.[1]

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