Isturits

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Izturitze
The town hall of Isturits
The town hall of Isturits
Location of Izturitze
Izturitze is located in France
Izturitze
Izturitze
Izturitze is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Izturitze
Izturitze
Coordinates: 43°22′01″N 1°12′14″W / 43.3669°N 1.2039°W / 43.3669; -1.2039Coordinates: 43°22′01″N 1°12′14″W / 43.3669°N 1.2039°W / 43.3669; -1.2039
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonPays de Bidache, Amikuze et Ostibarre
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Donapetry
Area
1
13.60 km2 (5.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
524
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64277 /64240
Elevation58–345 m (190–1,132 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Izturitze (Basque: Izturitze; also Isturitz) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. It is located in the former province of Lower Navarre (Arberoa).

The caves of Isturitz and Oxocelhaya caves [fr] are an important Paleolithic site where a Neanderthal mandible was found, as well as later modern human finds associated with the Aurignacian, Solutrean and Magdalenian. They also include cave paintings and bone flutes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Dominique Buisson, Les flûtes paléolithiques d'Isturitz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française (1990), 420-433

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