Sare

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Sare
Sare Village.jpg
Sare is located in France
Sare
Sare
Coordinates: 43°18′49″N 1°34′45″W / 43.3136°N 1.5792°W / 43.3136; -1.5792Coordinates: 43°18′49″N 1°34′45″W / 43.3136°N 1.5792°W / 43.3136; -1.5792
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Espelette
Intercommunality Sud Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Aniotzbehere
Area
 • Land1 51.34 km2 (19.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,314
 • Population2 density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64504 / 64310
Elevation 27–881 m (89–2,890 ft)
(avg. 77 m or 253 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.

Sare (Basque: Sara) is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It is located some 15 km (9.3 mi) to the east of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the Atlantic Ocean, in the western foothills of the Pyrenees.

The summit of La Rhune, a mountain iconic of the Basque country, is situated approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) to the west of the village. The summit can be reached by the Petit train de la Rhune, which commences from the Col de Saint-Ignace, 3.5 km (2.2 mi) to the west of the village on the D4 road to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

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