Morlaàs

Morlaàs (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁlas]; Gascon Morlans) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

Morlaàs
Morlaàs city hall
Morlaàs city hall
Coat of arms of Morlaàs
Location of Morlaàs
Morlaàs is located in France
Morlaàs
Morlaàs
Morlaàs is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Morlaàs
Morlaàs
Coordinates: 43°20′43″N 0°15′40″W / 43.3453°N 0.2611°W / 43.3453; -0.2611Coordinates: 43°20′43″N 0°15′40″W / 43.3453°N 0.2611°W / 43.3453; -0.2611
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonPays de Morlaàs et du Montanérès
IntercommunalityNord-Est Béarn
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Joël Ségot
Area
1
13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
4,294
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64405 /64160
Elevation233–349 m (764–1,145 ft)
(avg. 295 m or 968 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Main Street Morlaàs.

It is the seat of a canton.

After the Roman city of Benearnum (today's Lescar) was razed by the Vikings in 841, Morlaàs became the capital of the ancient province of Béarn. It remained the capital until the 12th century, when Orthez took over.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ French Atlantic Coast. Michelin Apa Publications Ltd. October 2007. p. 338. ISBN 978-1-906261-17-7.