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Coordinates: 43°20′43″N 0°15′40″W / 43.3452777778°N 0.261111111111°W / 43.3452777778; -0.261111111111

Commune of Morlaàs

Morlaàs is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Pau
Canton Morlaàs
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Luy-Gabas-Souye et Lées
Mayor Dino Forté
Elevation 233–349 m (760–1,150 ft)
(avg. 295 m/970 ft)
Land area1 13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
Population2 4,121  (2006)
 - Density 313 /km2 (810 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64405/ 64160
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (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.

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

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.[1]

See also


  1. ^ French Atlantic Coast. Michelin Apa Publications Ltd. October 2007. pp. 338. ISBN 978-1-906261-17-7.  

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