Taller

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Taller
Town hall
Town hall
Location of Taller
Taller is located in France
Taller
Taller
Taller is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Taller
Taller
Coordinates: 43°52′25″N 1°04′18″W / 43.8736°N 1.0717°W / 43.8736; -1.0717Coordinates: 43°52′25″N 1°04′18″W / 43.8736°N 1.0717°W / 43.8736; -1.0717
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementDax
CantonCôte d'Argent
IntercommunalityCôte Landes Nature
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yves Saint-Martin
Area
1
41.07 km2 (15.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
617
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40311 /40260
Elevation57–89 m (187–292 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Taller is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

William II Sánchez of Gascony perpetrated a major defeat of the Vikings at Taller in 982 and they vanished as a serious threat thereafter.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793408—    
1806332−18.6%
1821448+34.9%
1831516+15.2%
1841527+2.1%
1851594+12.7%
1861641+7.9%
1872669+4.4%
1881646−3.4%
1891606−6.2%
1901572−5.6%
1911579+1.2%
1921536−7.4%
1931467−12.9%
1946418−10.5%
1954414−1.0%
1962422+1.9%
1968396−6.2%
1975404+2.0%
1982389−3.7%
1990396+1.8%
1999418+5.6%
2008397−5.0%
2013592+49.1%

Etymology[edit]

The origins of the name "Taller" are still uncertain but might come from the English word "tall", which could be related to the altitude of the village from which went from 70 to 90m in 982. Taller used to be called Talleyras.

History[edit]

Location where the battle took place.

Legends say that in 982 Guillaume Sanche duc d'Aquitaine (Gascogne) fought and won against the Normans (Vikings).

During World War II, Taller used to be a German ammunition depot.

Taller's Town Hall
The Wash House in Taller

Geography[edit]

Taller is located in France, in Nouvelle Aquitaine in the Landes department, near Dax [2] [Pilgrim]]s walk through the village because it is part of the "Chemin de Compostelle" (Compostelle Way).

"Chemin de Compostelle" Itinerary

Education[edit]

There is a primary school in Taller; however children over 7 years old have to attend another school located in Lesgor. There is also a Music school next to the primary school.

Heritage buildings[edit]

"Saint Barthélemy" church

There is an old wash house and a 16th-century "Saint Barthélemy" church.

Sport[edit]

In Taller there is a football club[3] a bowling (pétanque) patch, tennis courts, and a has boxing club, a Tai-Chi club and a yoga club.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Dax.
  3. ^ football club,

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