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Coordinates: 43¬į23‚Ä≤28‚Ä≥N 1¬į39‚Ä≤31‚Ä≥WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ43.391111111¬įN 1.658611111¬įWÔĽŅ / 43.391111111; -1.658611111

Commune of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz is located in France
Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Mayor Pierre Duhart
(2001‚Äď2008)
Statistics
Elevation 0‚Äď84 m (0‚Äď280 ft)
(avg. 6 m/20 ft)
Land area1 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population2 14,074  (2006)
 - Density 741 /km2 (1,920 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 64483/ 64500
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.
Saint-Jean-de-Luz fishing port
Church of St. John the Baptist

Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Basque Donibane Lohizune) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It is in the traditional province of Lapurdi of the Basque Country.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a fishing port on the Basque coast and now a famous resort, known for its architecture, sandy bay, the quality of the light and the cuisine. The town is located south of Biarritz, on the right bank of the river Nivelle (French for Urdazuri) opposite to Ciboure. The port lies on the estuary just before the river joins the ocean.

The summit of La Rhune, a mountain iconic of the Basque country, is situated approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) to the south-east of the town. The summit can be reached by the Petit train de la Rhune, which commences from the Col de Saint-Ignace, 10.6 km (6.6 mi) to the east of the town on the D4 road to Sare.

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in the southwestern part of France.


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