Gabaston

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Gabaston
Town Hall of Gabaston
Town Hall of Gabaston
Location of Gabaston
Gabaston is located in France
Gabaston
Gabaston
Gabaston is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Gabaston
Gabaston
Coordinates: 43°21′39″N 0°12′26″W / 43.3608°N 0.2072°W / 43.3608; -0.2072Coordinates: 43°21′39″N 0°12′26″W / 43.3608°N 0.2072°W / 43.3608; -0.2072
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonPays de Morlaàs et du Montanérès
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes des Luy-Gabas-Souye et Lées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Palengat
Area
1
12.73 km2 (4.92 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
605
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64227 /64160
Elevation265–345 m (869–1,132 ft)
(avg. 288 m or 945 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.

Gabaston is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

Hydrography[edit]

Gabaston is watered[1] by the Gabas river which flows through the town. The river was known as the fluvius gavasensis in 982.[2]

Notable Personalities[edit]

Piers Gaveston[3] (vers 1282-1312), Gascon knight, favorite of King Edward II of England.

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