Bidache

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Bidache
Commune
The château of Bidache
The château of Bidache
Coat of arms of Bidache
Coat of arms
Bidache is located in France
Bidache
Bidache
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bidache is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bidache
Bidache
Coordinates: 43°29′03″N 1°08′24″W / 43.4842°N 1.140000°W / 43.4842; -1.140000Coordinates: 43°29′03″N 1°08′24″W / 43.4842°N 1.140000°W / 43.4842; -1.140000
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Pays de Bidache, Amikuze et Ostibarre
Intercommunality CA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Dallemane
Area1 30.43 km2 (11.75 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,267
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 64123 /64520
Elevation 0–162 m (0–531 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.

Bidache (Occitan: Bidaishe; Basque: Bidaxune) is a town and commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of south western France. Between 1570 and 1793 it was the centre of the sovereign Principality of Bidache.

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