Biriatou

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Biriatou

Biriatu
Basque pelota pitch
Coat of arms of Biriatou
Coat of arms
Location of Biriatou
Biriatou is located in France
Biriatou
Biriatou
Biriatou is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Biriatou
Biriatou
Coordinates: 43°20′03″N 1°44′31″W / 43.3342°N 1.7419°W / 43.3342; -1.7419Coordinates: 43°20′03″N 1°44′31″W / 43.3342°N 1.7419°W / 43.3342; -1.7419
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonHendaye-Côte Basque-Sud
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Hiriart
Area
1
11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,243
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64130 /64700
Elevation0–552 m (0–1,811 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Biriatou (Basque Biriatu) is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in southwestern France.

The village lies on the edge of a hill rising east to the minor mount Xoldokogaina (486 m), the first noticeable prominence across the Spanish-French border at the lower Bidasoa. The hiking trail GR 10 crosses the village, heading east through the southern side of Xoldokogaina.

European road carriers and travellers are acquainted with the name, Basque for 'gate/pass of the way' (bide + ate), on account of the border customs and toll at the AP-8 - A-63 motorway to the west of the actual village, often jammed with vehicles and long queues.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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