Aire-sur-l'Adour

Aire-sur-l'Adour (French pronunciation: ​[ɛʁ syʁ laduʁ]; Occitan: Aira d'Ador or simply Aira) is a commune in the Landes department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France.

Aire-sur-l'Adour
Former market place
Former market place
Coat of arms of Aire-sur-l'Adour
Location of Aire-sur-l'Adour
Aire-sur-l'Adour is located in France
Aire-sur-l'Adour
Aire-sur-l'Adour
Aire-sur-l'Adour is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Aire-sur-l'Adour
Aire-sur-l'Adour
Coordinates: 43°42′N 0°16′W / 43.70°N 0.26°W / 43.70; -0.26Coordinates: 43°42′N 0°16′W / 43.70°N 0.26°W / 43.70; -0.26
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementMont-de-Marsan
CantonAdour Armagnac
IntercommunalityAire-sur-l'Adour
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Xavier Lagrave
Area
1
58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
6,119
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40001 /40800
Elevation68–176 m (223–577 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Saint Quitterie Church

It lies on the river Adour in the wine area of southwest France. It is an episcopal see of the Diocese of Aire and Dax. The nearest large towns are Mont-de-Marsan to the north and Pau to the south.

HistoryEdit

Aire (Atura, Vicus Julii) once was the residence of the kings of the Visigoths. Here in 506 Alaric II drew up his code, the Breviarium Alaricianum.

Famed bullfighter Iván Fandiño died in Aire-sur-l'Adour after being gored by a bull on 17 June 2017.

SightsEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

Twin townsEdit

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20066,089—    
20076,070−0.3%
20086,092+0.4%
20096,275+3.0%
20106,279+0.1%
20116,207−1.1%
20126,136−1.1%
20136,156+0.3%
20146,186+0.5%
20156,099−1.4%
20166,114+0.2%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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