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
The town hall in Solférino
The town hall in 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
Area1 97.83 km2 (37.77 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 348
 • 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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