Hastingues

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Hastingues
Gate of Hastingues from the 14th century
Gate of Hastingues from the 14th century
Hastingues is located in France
Hastingues
Hastingues
Coordinates: 43°32′07″N 1°08′52″W / 43.5353°N 1.1478°W / 43.5353; -1.1478Coordinates: 43°32′07″N 1°08′52″W / 43.5353°N 1.1478°W / 43.5353; -1.1478
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Dax
Canton Peyrehorade
Intercommunality Pays d'Orthe
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pierre Ducarre
Area1 14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 591
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 40120 /40300
Elevation 0–84 m (0–276 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 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.

Hastingues (Occitan: Hastings, Basque: Hastinga) is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Its nickname, due to its location on a rounded-shaped hill, is lou Carcolh (the snail).

Geography[edit]

The town lies on a hill looking over the valley of the Gaves réunis, in the Gascon region and bordering on the Basque Country.

History[edit]

The bastide was founded in 1289 by John Hastings, seneschal of Gascony, who signed a treaty of coregency in the name of Edward I of England between the king, Duke of Aquitaine and the monks of Arthous abbey.

The work on the gate was started in 1289, but the town wall still was not complete in the 15th century.

The houses of Jurats and Sénéchal were built in the same century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 900 —    
1806 850 −5.6%
1821 850 +0.0%
1831 901 +6.0%
1841 942 +4.6%
1851 914 −3.0%
1861 850 −7.0%
1872 800 −5.9%
1881 755 −5.6%
1891 716 −5.2%
1901 690 −3.6%
1911 656 −4.9%
1921 541 −17.5%
1931 444 −17.9%
1946 441 −0.7%
1954 445 +0.9%
1962 417 −6.3%
1968 401 −3.8%
1975 408 +1.7%
1982 447 +9.6%
1990 472 +5.6%
1999 447 −5.3%
2008 559 +25.1%
2013 591 +5.7%

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