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Esquiule is located in France
Coordinates: 43°11′41″N 0°42′25″W / 43.1947°N 0.7069°W / 43.1947; -0.7069Coordinates: 43°11′41″N 0°42′25″W / 43.1947°N 0.7069°W / 43.1947; -0.7069
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Canton Oloron-Sainte-Marie-Ouest
Intercommunality Piémont Oloronais
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Laurent Chabalgoity
Area1 28.58 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 560
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64217 /64400
Elevation 190–661 m (623–2,169 ft)
(avg. 198 m or 650 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.

Esquiule (Basque: Eskiula) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It is located in the former province of Béarn. It stands out as an outpost of the Basque area of Soule, the village being historically Basque speaking. It has often played host to the carnivalesque performances known as maskaradak and its inhabitants arranged and performed one traditional theatre piece of Soule (pastorala) under the title Madalena de Jaureguiberry in 2000.

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