Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle

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Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle

Senpere
Atalburu
Location of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is located in France
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Coordinates: 43°21′27″N 1°32′58″W / 43.3575°N 1.5494°W / 43.3575; -1.5494Coordinates: 43°21′27″N 1°32′58″W / 43.3575°N 1.5494°W / 43.3575; -1.5494
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonUstaritz-Vallées de Nive et Nivelle
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christine Bessonart
Area
1
65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,870
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64495 /64310
Elevation10–227 m (33–745 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (Basque: Senpere) is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

The village is scattered in several neighbourhoods, with a main nucleus located at a crossroads. As its name in French conveys, the village is located on the river Nivelle.

The village is renowned for the "Herri Urrats" festival in support of the Basque-language schools (ikastolak) held in May on a yearly basis at the Lake of Senpere since the early 1980s. Tens of thousands of people turn out.

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

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