Agnos (French pronunciation: [aɲɔs]; Occitan: Anhòs) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. Agnos is part of the urban area (unité urbaine) of Oloron-Sainte-Marie.
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||André Bernos|
|9.18 km2 (3.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||247–535 m (810–1,755 ft) |
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Agnosiens or Agnosiennes
Agnos is located just 2 km south of Oloron-Sainte-Marie and some 25 km southwest of Pau. It can be accessed on the D155 road from Bidos in the northeast coming southwest to the village then continuing southeast to Gurmençon. The D555 road also passes through the commune from the north and joins the D155 northeast of the village. The commune is mixed farmland and forests with the forests scattered throughout the commune.
Places and hamletsEdit
- La Baig
- Fontaine Anglade
- Le Plouts
Neighbouring communes and villagesEdit
The following table details the origins of the commune name and other names in the commune.
|Fors de Béarn||Village|
|La Baig||La Baig||1863||Raymond||
- Raymond: Topographic Dictionary of the Department of Basses-Pyrenees, 1863, on the page numbers indicated in the table. (in French)
- Grosclaude: Toponymic Dictionary of communes, Béarn, 2006 (in French)
- Cassini: Cassini Map from 1750
The commune was merged with Gurmençon on 1 February 1973 to form the commune called Val-du-Gave d'Aspe. It was restored to its previous status on 1 January 1983.
List of Successive Mayors of Agnos
The town is part of five inter-communal organisations:
- the Community of communes of Haut Béarn
- the SIVU to limit floods in Agnos
- the AEP Union for Agnos-Gurmençon
- the Inter-communal Union for Sanitisation for the Aspe gateway
- the energy union for Pyrénées-Atlantiques
|Source: EHESS and INSEE|
Culture and heritageEdit
- An Altar (destroyed) (18th century) 
- 6 Candlesticks (destroyed) (18th century) 
- A Cross (destroyed) (18th century) 
- A Tabernacle (destroyed) (18th century) 
- A Chalice (18th century) 
- A Ciborium (18th century) 
- A Retable (destroyed) (18th century) 
The Forests of Bugangue and Labaigt are inter-association woods managed by the National Office of Forests (ONF) which provide valuable shelter for preserving local flora and fauna. Many species are protected. An arboretum is a result of collaboration with the ONF.
The Mielle, a small stream that rises in Agnos, is listed in the Natura 2000 program for three rare species: white-clawed crayfish, European pond turtles, and the rare European mink which does not exist anywhere in France except in the south-west.
The Pyrenees are rich in scenery and the village of Agnos is the starting point of one of the most attractive routes for cycling across the foothills: From Agnos to Mail Arrouil and back (four hours of cycling or seven hours of walking) in a variety of environments, moors, rocks, meadows with views of the Pyrenees. This route, like many others, is managed by the local hiking plan of the Community of communes of Piémont Oloronais (CCPO).
The model aircraft club welcomes its members in the Sayette neighborhood.
The town has a primary school.
- Multi-Media Library
The Multi-media library project of the CCPO identified the municipal library of Agnos as a relay point.
- Sports and sports equipment
The basketball club merged with that of Asasp in 2006 to form BCHB (Basketball Club of Haut-Bearn).
- Catherine Capdevielle, born in 1938 in Agnos, is an athlete specialising in ordeal sprinting.
- "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
- "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
- Commune d'Agnos (64007), INSEE
- "Le nom des habitants du 64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques - Habitants". www.habitants.fr.
- "Agnos · France". Agnos · France.
- Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Mielle (Q7000570)".
- Topographic Dictionary of the Department of Basses-Pyrenees, Paul Raymond, Imprimerie nationale, 1863, Digitised from Lyon Public Library 15 June 2011 (in French)
- Michel Grosclaude, Toponymic Dictionary of communes, Béarn, Edicions reclams & Édition Cairn - 2006, 416 pages, ISBN 2-35068-005-3 (in French)
- "France 1750 - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection". rumsey.geogarage.com.
- Manuscript from the 14th century - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
- Manuscript from the 16th to 18th centuries - Departmental Archives of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (in French)
- Weinland, Robert. "francegenweb.org - votre service benevole d'assistance genealogique". www.francegenweb.org.
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Agnos, EHESS. (in French)
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000537 Altar (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000536 6 Candlesticks (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000535 Cross (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000534 Tabernacle (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000006 Chalice (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000005 Ciborium (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM64000003 Retable (in French)
- "amisdebugangue.fr". www.amisdebugangue.fr. Archived from the original on August 18, 2013.
- "Office national des forêts". Office national des forêts.
- "Village d'Agnos". www.agnos.fr.
- "Accueil". Communauté de commune du Haut-Béarn.
- "Bienvenue au Club de Aéromodélisme d'Agnos/Oloron". ww1.aeromodelisme-agnos.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013.
- Agnos Town Hall website (in French)
- Agnos official website (in French)
- Community of communes of Piémont oloronais website (in French)
- Agnos on the 1750 Cassini Map