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Town Hall of Gabaston
Town Hall of Gabaston
Gabaston is located in France
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
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Morlaàs
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Luy-Gabas-Souye et Lées
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Palengat
Area1 12.73 km2 (4.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 605
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64227 /64160
Elevation 265–345 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.


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.

See also[edit]