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Lacq is located in France
Coordinates: 43°24′49″N 0°37′03″W / 43.4136°N 0.6175°W / 43.4136; -0.6175Coordinates: 43°24′49″N 0°37′03″W / 43.4136°N 0.6175°W / 43.4136; -0.6175
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Arthez-de-Béarn and Lagor
Intercommunality Lacq
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Cassou
Area1 17.05 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 717
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64300 /64170
Elevation 88–190 m (289–623 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 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.

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

It lies just northwest of the local capital of Pau.


In modern times the local economy has been based on the industrial use of subsurface petroleum reserves, and since 1951 on the extraction and development of a very large natural gas reservoir underneath the city. Processing of the large quantities of hydrogen sulfide in the gas have made Lacq a center of sulfur production.

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