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Coordinates: 43¬į26‚Ä≤15‚Ä≥N 1¬į31‚Ä≤11‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ43.4375¬įN 1.51972222222¬įWÔĽŅ / 43.4375; -1.51972222222

Commune of Arcangues

Arcangues is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Ustaritz
Mayor Jean Michel Colo
Elevation 4‚Äď140 m (13‚Äď460 ft)
(avg. 60 m/200 ft)
Land area1 17.47 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population2 3,079  (2006)
 - Density 176 /km2 (460 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64038/ 64200
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.

Arcangues (Basque: Arrangoitze) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France in what was formerly the province of Labourd.

Home to the Marquis d'Arcangues, his Chateau d'Arcangues was used as the Duke of Wellington's headquarters during the December 1813 Battles of the Nive in the Peninsular War. During the German occupation of France in World War II, the Nazis used the chateau as headquarters for its local troops.

The French Thoroughbred racehorse Arcangues, who was given the village's name, won the 1993 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Arcangues is also a very famous French place of holiday resort and possess famous houses such as the house of Luis Mariano the Marionako Borda's house , the Arcangues Castle and the Othe Xuri's house.

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