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Coordinates: 43¬į29‚Ä≤06‚Ä≥N 1¬į31‚Ä≤06‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ43.4850¬įN 1.5183¬įWÔĽŅ / 43.4850; -1.5183

Commune of Anglet

Location
Anglet is located in France
Anglet
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Intercommunality Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz
Mayor Jean Espilondo
(2008‚Äď2014)
Statistics
Elevation 0‚Äď76 m (0‚Äď250 ft)
(avg. 38 m/120 ft)
Land area1 26.93 km2 (10.40 sq mi)
Population2 38,992  (2006)
 - Density 1,448 /km2 (3,750 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 64024/ 64600
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km¬≤ (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Anglet (Gascon Occitan Anglet, Basque Angelu) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in Aquitaine in south-western France. The town's name is pronounced [ãglet]; i.e. with the final 't' sounded, unusually for French.

Anglet lies in the traditional province of Labourd of the Northern Basque Country, while its inhabitants, called Angloys, have been traditionally Gascon speaking.

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Geography

  • The river Adour enters the Atlantic between here and Tarnos.
  • A pine forest covers 10% of the town (primarily in the Pignada, Lazaret and Chiberta areas).
  • The sandy coast which commences 200 km (120 mi) to the North at the Pointe de Grave, the end of the Gironde estuary, ends here. Numerous dikes mark the Anglet shoreline.
Topography of Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne
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Neighbouring Communes

Administration

Successive Mayors
Date of Election Identity Quality
Data prior to 1971 not yet known.
1973 Victor Mendiboure
1993 Michel Bonnet
1999 Alain Lamassoure
2001 Robert Villenave

Demography

Demographic Changes
1901 1926 1936 1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
5,679 8,230 11,320 12,603 16,150 21,190 25,245 29,821 33,041 35,263 38,992
Census enumeration: Population without duplicates

Economy

Anglet forms a communauté d'agglomération, BAB with the towns of Bayonne and Biarritz, together with whom it jointly administers the airport of Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne.

Local economic activity :

  • Seaside resort
  • Sport
  • Seawater Therapy

Sport

  • Ice hockey : The ‚ÄėAnglet Orcas‚Äô team play in the Magnus League;
  • Golf : The Chiberta, a 71-hole links, is one of the most beautiful of the Basque Coast. In 2005, it hosted a qualifying tournament for the French Open;
  • Equestrianism
  • Surfing : The local beaches host many competitions for both Men and Women.

Notable people

Places of interest

  • The 'Chambre d'amour' grotto (reputedly the scene of the death of two lovers).

Transportation

Anglet has an airport Aéroport de Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne its about 2 kilometres just opposite of N10 road , it is joined airport with Biarritz and Bayonne. It has flights to destinations across France as well as Europe.

International relations

Twin towns ‚ÄĒ Sister cities

Anglet has been twinned with the town of Ansbach (Germany) since 1968.

Beaches

VVF beach, Cape Saint Martin and Biarritz Lighthouse.

Anglet has 11 beaches (from North to South):

  • Plage de la Barre;
  • Plage des cavaliers;
  • Plage des dunes;
  • Plage de l'oc√©an;
  • Plage de la Madrague;
  • Plage de la petite Madrague;
  • Plage des corsaires;
  • Plage de Marinella;
  • Plage des sables d'or;
  • Plage du club;
  • Plage du VVF (Village Vacances Famille).

See also

References

External links


Simple English

Anglet is a commune of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in the southwestern part of France.


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