Gate of Hastingues from the 14th century
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Pierre Ducarre|
|Area1||14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi)|
|• 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).
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.
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