Puyoô (French pronunciation: ​[pɥijo]) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

Puyoô
The road into Puyoô
The road into Puyoô
Location of Puyoô
Puyoô is located in France
Puyoô
Puyoô
Puyoô is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Puyoô
Puyoô
Coordinates: 43°31′N 0°55′W / 43.52°N 0.91°W / 43.52; -0.91Coordinates: 43°31′N 0°55′W / 43.52°N 0.91°W / 43.52; -0.91
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonOrthez et Terres des Gaves et du Sel
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Labourdette
Area
1
9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
1,132
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64461 /64270
Elevation17–155 m (56–509 ft)
(avg. 41 m or 135 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 is situated on the Gave de Pau, a river running through the region, and some of the river's tributaries, including the streams of Lataillard, Espérance and Loulié. Puyoô neighbours the towns of Bellocq to the south-west and Ramous to the south-east.

NameEdit

Puyoô is derived from the Bearnaise word Pujóu meaning small hill. Pujóu can be further derived from the Latin word podium, meaning height.[2] People from the town are known in French as Puyolais.

EconomyEdit

The town's economy is generally agriculture-oriented.

TransportEdit

The local railway station, Gare de Puyoô, opened in 1862. Today,[when?] it has approximately 10,300 passengers a year.

CultureEdit

Puyoô has a rugby field and tennis courts, as well as a town hall. A community festival is held towards the end of June.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Paul Raymond, Dictionnaire topographique Béarn-Pays basque. (Topographical Dictionary of Basque in the Béarn Region.)

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