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A general view of Ostabat-Asme
A general view of Ostabat-Asme
Ostabat-Asme is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Ostabat-Asme is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 43°15′24″N 1°04′11″W / 43.2567°N 1.0697°W / 43.2567; -1.0697Coordinates: 43°15′24″N 1°04′11″W / 43.2567°N 1.0697°W / 43.2567; -1.0697
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Pays de Bidache, Amikuze et Ostibarre
Intercommunality CA Pays Basque
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Olcomendy
Area1 15.26 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 203
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64437 /64120
Elevation 66–440 m (217–1,444 ft)
(avg. 126 m or 413 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.

Ostabat-Asme (Basque: Izura-Azme), Hostavalem in the Middle Ages, is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, formerly located in the region described for many centuries as Lower Navarre, in south-western France. It was the meeting point of 4 European ways to Santiago de Compostela, 3 of them joining together there, namely Paris - Tours - Poitiers - Dax, from Center - Europe linking to Limoges, from Genoa and Lyon through Moissac, the fourth one the Toulouse way, linking Central Italy with the Languedoc region, the Toulouse region and linking though the Béarn region, via Lescar-Oloron to Somport, Spain, and the Spanish Pyrénées.

The 3 linked Saint James ways proceed from there, through Larceveau-Arros-Cibits, Ainhice-Mongelos, Gamarthe, Lacarre and Iriberry towards Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, (43º09'57"N, 1º11'32" W), a.k.a. Donazaharre to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, and to the Spanish Frontier, Roncesvalles, (42º59'23"N, 1º20'4"W) .

It is and it was thus located in the former province of Lower Navarre. It gives its name to the region of Ostabarret.

Blason ville fr Ostabat-Asme (Pyrénées-Atlantiques).svg

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