Mourenx

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Mourenx
Main route entering Mourenx
Main route entering Mourenx
Coat of arms of Mourenx
Coat of arms
Location of Mourenx
Mourenx is located in France
Mourenx
Mourenx
Mourenx is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Mourenx
Mourenx
Coordinates: 43°22′46″N 0°36′25″W / 43.3794°N 0.6069°W / 43.3794; -0.6069Coordinates: 43°22′46″N 0°36′25″W / 43.3794°N 0.6069°W / 43.3794; -0.6069
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonLe Cœur de Béarn
IntercommunalityLacq
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Patrice Laurent
Area
1
6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,666
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64410 /64150
Elevation95–182 m (312–597 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mourenx is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department[2] in south-western France.

History[edit]

A settlement of Mourengs existed in the eleventh century. A secular abbey existed, belonging to the Viscount of Béarn. In 1385 the village had 27 hearths.[3]

Natural gas deposits were discovered in nearby Lacq in 1951. A new town was constructed in 1958 to provide accommodation for the workers required at the gas processing plant.[4] The town was designed by architects and urbanists Coulon, Douillet and Maneval. It consisted of three groups of collective housing, three groups of family housing, all around a central area of support facilities.[4]

The well-known French sociologist Henri Lefebvre carried out a study of Mourenx and its inhabitants at the time of its creation.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ INSEE - file of the commune of Mourenx
  3. ^ Raymond, Paul (1858). Dictionnaire topographique du Département des Basse-Pyrénées, Issue 6, Volume 19. Paris. p. 119.
  4. ^ a b c Stanek, Lucasz (2011). Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 106–116. ISBN 978-0-8166-6617-1.