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Coordinates: 43¬į24‚Ä≤49‚Ä≥N 0¬į37‚Ä≤03‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ43.41361¬įN 0.6175¬įWÔĽŅ / 43.41361; -0.6175

Commune of Lacq

Location
Lacq is located in France
Lacq
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Arthez-de-Béarn and Lagor
Intercommunality Lacq
Mayor Guy Cassou
(2001‚Äď2008)
Statistics
Elevation 88‚Äď190 m (290‚Äď620 ft)
(avg. 95 m/310 ft)
Land area1 17.05 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population2 717  (2006)
 - Density 42 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 64300/ 64170
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.

Lacq is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It lies just northwest of the local capital of Pau.

Economy

In modern times it has been based around the industrial uses of subsurface petroleum reserves, and since 1951 on the extraction and development of a very large natural gas reservoir underneath the city. Processing of the large quantities of hydrogen sulfide in the gas have made Lacq a center of sulfur production.

See also

References

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Simple English

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


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