Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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Saint-Jean-le-Vieux
The village square
The village square
Location of Saint-Jean-le-Vieux
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux is located in France
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux
Coordinates: 43°09′57″N 1°11′32″W / 43.1658°N 1.1922°W / 43.1658; -1.1922Coordinates: 43°09′57″N 1°11′32″W / 43.1658°N 1.1922°W / 43.1658; -1.1922
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonMontagne Basque
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Eyherabide
Area
1
12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
869
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64484 /64220
Elevation171–500 m (561–1,640 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Jean-le-Vieux (Basque: Donazaharre) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

History[edit]

The town of Saint-Jean-le-Vieux was razed to the ground in 1177 by the troops of Richard the Lionheart after a siege. The Kings of Navarre refounded the town at nearby Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port as the regional capital shortly afterwards. Saint-Jean-le-Vieux was also resettled.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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