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Coordinates: 43°09′57″N 1°11′32″W / 43.16583°N 1.19222°W / 43.16583; -1.19222

Commune of Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

Location
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Pyrénées-Atlantiques is located in France
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Intercommunality Garazi-Baïgorri
Mayor Pierre Gastellou
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 171–500 m (560–1,640 ft)
(avg. 235 m/770 ft)
Land area1 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population2 778  (2006)
 - Density 65 /km2 (170 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 64484/ 64220
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.

Saint-Jean-le-Vieux (Basque: Donazaharre) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

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History

The town of Saint-Jean-le-Vieux was razed to the ground in 1177 by the troops of Richard the Lionheart after a siege. The Kings of Navarre refounded the town at nearby Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port as the regional capital shortly afterwards. Saint-Jean-le-Vieux was also resettled.

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