Coudures

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Coudures
Skyline of Coudures
Location of Coudures
Coudures is located in France
Coudures
Coudures
Coudures is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementMont-de-Marsan
CantonChalosse Tursan
IntercommunalityCap de Gascogne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Bancons
Area
1
11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
467
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40086 /40500
Elevation50–135 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.

Coudures is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-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
YearPop.±%
1793826—    
1806853+3.3%
1821882+3.4%
1831962+9.1%
1841980+1.9%
1851920−6.1%
1861930+1.1%
1872895−3.8%
1881895+0.0%
1891860−3.9%
1901701−18.5%
1911674−3.9%
1921575−14.7%
1931549−4.5%
1946483−12.0%
1954438−9.3%
1962502+14.6%
1968449−10.6%
1975406−9.6%
1982420+3.4%
1990402−4.3%
1999384−4.5%
2008444+15.6%
2013503+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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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