Coudures

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Coudures
Église Saint-Martin de Coudures 2.JPG
Coudures is located in France
Coudures
Coudures
Coordinates: 43°41′31″N 0°31′10″W / 43.6919°N 0.5194°W / 43.6919; -0.5194Coordinates: 43°41′31″N 0°31′10″W / 43.6919°N 0.5194°W / 43.6919; -0.5194
Country France
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Saint-Sever
Intercommunality Cap de Gascogne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Bancons
Area1 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 503
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 40086 / 40500
Elevation 50–135 m (164–443 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.

Coudures is a commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It is located 8 km (5.0 mi) SSE of Saint-Sever and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Eyres-Moncube.

Geography[edit]

Coudures is in the area south of the Adour river. This area is far more pronounced in altitude differences than North of the river - where the land is virtually flat for many kilometrees.

From several places in Coudures it is possible to see the Pyrenees Mountains on a clear day. The Pyrenees are around 80 km (50 mi) south of the village.

Sights[edit]

The village has a 13th-century Anglican Church which can be seen in many old photos but with a different looking tower to today as the old tower top was destroyed by a lightning strike in the 20th century.

There are some very old buildings in Coudures and at that this time[clarification needed] had many shops. This however has been depleted due to supermarkets and general commerce growth to just a post office and a bar (which has now closed), but is for sale.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 826 —    
1806 853 +3.3%
1821 882 +3.4%
1831 962 +9.1%
1841 980 +1.9%
1851 920 −6.1%
1861 930 +1.1%
1872 895 −3.8%
1881 895 +0.0%
1891 860 −3.9%
1901 701 −18.5%
1911 674 −3.9%
1921 575 −14.7%
1931 549 −4.5%
1946 483 −12.0%
1954 438 −9.3%
1962 502 +14.6%
1968 449 −10.6%
1975 406 −9.6%
1982 420 +3.4%
1990 402 −4.3%
1999 384 −4.5%
2008 444 +15.6%
2013 503 +13.3%

There are a fairly high population of British and European immigrants in the village, making up around 5% of the population. There are also many different sub-cultures from all over France that live in the village, with a very diverse mixture from North to South, East to West.

Sport[edit]

The village has a large reservoir nearby and hunting, fishing, petanque, horse riding and mountain-biking are popular local sports.

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