Bellocq

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Bellocq
Commune
The road from Bellocq
The road from Bellocq
Bellocq is located in France
Bellocq
Bellocq
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bellocq is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bellocq
Bellocq
Coordinates: 43°31′03″N 0°54′53″W / 43.5175°N 0.9147°W / 43.5175; -0.9147Coordinates: 43°31′03″N 0°54′53″W / 43.5175°N 0.9147°W / 43.5175; -0.9147
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Orthez et Terres des Gaves et du Sel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Domercq
Area1 12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 875
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64108 /64270
Elevation 18–159 m (59–522 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.

Bellocq is a commune of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in southwestern France.

Inhabitants of Bellocq are called Bellocquais.[1]

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The commune is part of the wine zone appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) du Béarn. Since 1991, the AOC Béarn-Bellocq applies to wines grown in the communes of Bellocq, Lahontan, Orthez and Salies-de-Béarn.

Bellocq is also part of the cheese producing zone d'appellation, l'Ossau-Iraty.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.habitants.fr Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) (Accessed 5 January 2012)
  2. ^ French Ministry of Culture Château de Bellocq (in French)