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This article is about French commune. For other uses, see Cape Breton.
The marina at Capbreton
The marina at Capbreton
Coat of arms of Capbreton
Coat of arms
Capbreton is located in France
Coordinates: 43°38′35″N 1°25′52″W / 43.6431°N 1.4311°W / 43.6431; -1.4311Coordinates: 43°38′35″N 1°25′52″W / 43.6431°N 1.4311°W / 43.6431; -1.4311
Country France
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Department Landes
Arrondissement Dax
Canton Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Maremne-Adour-Côte-Sud
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Dufau
Area1 21.75 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,565
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40065 / 40130
Elevation 0–51 m (0–167 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Capbreton (Cap Berton in Occitan) is a commune of around 7500 inhabitants in the Landes department in Aquitaine in south-western France. Located at the mouth of the Boudigau and Bourret rivers, the town is situated about 40 km to the north of Biarritz.

The town is a popular holiday destination for sailors, surfers, and beach-goers.

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