Solférino

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This article is about a town in France. For a town in Italy, see Solferino. For the French ironclad, see French ironclad Solférino (1861).
Solférino
Solférino is located in France
Solférino
Solférino
Coordinates: 44°08′47″N 0°54′57″W / 44.1464°N 0.9158°W / 44.1464; -0.9158Coordinates: 44°08′47″N 0°54′57″W / 44.1464°N 0.9158°W / 44.1464; -0.9158
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Sabres
Intercommunality La Haute Lande
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Rizzo
Area
 • Land1 97.83 km2 (37.77 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 348
 • Population2 density 3.6/km2 (9.2/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40303
Elevation 74–85 m (243–279 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.

Solférino is a commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in south-western France.

It was created in 1863 by Napoléon III by uniting several neighboring communities. It is named after the Battle of Solferino.

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