Hastingues (French pronunciation: ​[astɛ̃ɡ]; Occitan: Hastings, Basque: Hastinga) is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.[2] Its nickname, due to its location on a rounded-shaped hill, is lou Carcolh (the snail).

Hastingues
Gate of Hastingues from the 14th century
Gate of Hastingues from the 14th century
Location of Hastingues
Hastingues is located in France
Hastingues
Hastingues
Hastingues is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Hastingues
Hastingues
Coordinates: 43°32′07″N 1°08′52″W / 43.5353°N 1.1478°W / 43.5353; -1.1478Coordinates: 43°32′07″N 1°08′52″W / 43.5353°N 1.1478°W / 43.5353; -1.1478
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementDax
CantonOrthe et Arrigans
IntercommunalityPays d'Orthe et Arrigans
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Corine de Passos
Area
1
14.54 km2 (5.61 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
592
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40120 /40300
Elevation0–84 m (0–276 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

The town lies on a hill looking over the valley of the Gaves réunis, in the Gascon region and bordering on the Basque Country.

HistoryEdit

The bastide was founded in 1289 by John Hastings, seneschal of Gascony, who signed a treaty of coregency in the name of Edward I of England between the king, Duke of Aquitaine and the monks of Arthous abbey.

The work on the gate was started in 1289, but the town wall still was not complete in the 15th century.

The houses of Jurats and Sénéchal were built in the same century.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793900—    
1806850−5.6%
1821850+0.0%
1831901+6.0%
1841942+4.6%
1851914−3.0%
1861850−7.0%
1872800−5.9%
1881755−5.6%
1891716−5.2%
1901690−3.6%
1911656−4.9%
YearPop.±%
1921541−17.5%
1931444−17.9%
1946441−0.7%
1954445+0.9%
1962417−6.3%
1968401−3.8%
1975408+1.7%
1982447+9.6%
1990472+5.6%
1999447−5.3%
2008559+25.1%
2013591+5.7%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ INSEE commune file

See alsoEdit