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Isturits (Basque: Izturitze; also Isturitz) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. It is located in the former province of Lower Navarre (Arberoa).

Isturits

Izturitze
The town hall of Isturits
The town hall of Isturits
Location of Isturits
Isturits is located in France
Isturits
Isturits
Isturits is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Isturits
Isturits
Coordinates: 43°22′01″N 1°12′14″W / 43.3669°N 1.2039°W / 43.3669; -1.2039Coordinates: 43°22′01″N 1°12′14″W / 43.3669°N 1.2039°W / 43.3669; -1.2039
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonPays de Bidache, Amikuze et Ostibarre
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Donapetry
Area
1
13.60 km2 (5.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
524
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64277 /64240
Elevation58–345 m (190–1,132 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The caves of Isturitz and Oxocelhaya caves [fr] are an important Paleolithic site where a Neanderthal mandible was found, as well as later modern human finds associated with the Aurignacian, Solutrean and Magdalenian. They also include cave paintings and bone flutes.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ (in French) Dominique Buisson, Les flûtes paléolithiques d'Isturitz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française (1990), 420-433

External linksEdit

  • (in Spanish) "Isturitze", in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia (Euskomedia Fundazioa)