Boucau

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Boucau

Occitan: Bocau; Basque: Bokale
The west gate of the Guilhou woods
The west gate of the Guilhou woods
Location of Boucau
Boucau is located in France
Boucau
Boucau
Boucau is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Boucau
Boucau
Coordinates: 43°31′28″N 1°29′07″W / 43.5244°N 1.4853°W / 43.5244; -1.4853Coordinates: 43°31′28″N 1°29′07″W / 43.5244°N 1.4853°W / 43.5244; -1.4853
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonBayonne-2
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Francis Gonzalez
Area
1
6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,359
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Boucalais (French)

Bokales (Basque)

Bocalés (Gascon)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64140 /64340
Elevation0–51 m (0–167 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Boucau (Occitan: Bocau; Basque: Bokale) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. It is located in the former province of Labourd.

Location[edit]

Boucau is a part of Gascony. It is situated next to the Landes department.

Geography[edit]

Boucau is within the Bayonne-Biarritz conurbation, and within the Bayonne urban unit. It covers an area of 5.4km² and had a population of 8,200 at the 2016 Census. The density is 1,337 people per square kilometre. The population has grown by 11% since 1999. Surrounded by Bayonne, Anglet and Tarnos, Boucau is 4km north-west of Bayonne, the largest city of the surrounding region. The city sits 11 metres above sea level, and the Adour river runs through the town.

Hydrography[edit]

The Adour flows through Boucau before flowing into the Bay of Biscay with Tarnos (Landes) on the left bank and Anglet (Pyrenées-Atlantique) on the right. One of the rivers that flows into the Adour, the stream of the Esbouc Mill, runs through Boucau.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Boucau is divided into nine neighbourhoods. These are:

  • Montespan in the north
  • Matignon in the north
  • Beyré in the north
  • Barthassot in the north
  • Lahillade in the centre
  • Romatet in the centre
  • Picquessary in the centre
  • Loustau in the south
  • Saint-Gobain in the south

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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