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Coordinates: 43°21′27″N 1°32′58″W / 43.3575°N 1.54944444444°W / 43.3575; -1.54944444444

Commune of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle

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Location
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is located in France
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Ustaritz
Intercommunality Sud Pays Basque
Mayor Christine Bessonart
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 10–227 m (33–740 ft)
(avg. 20 m/66 ft)
Land area1 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population2 5,215  (2006)
 - Density 80 /km2 (210 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 64495/ 64310
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-Pée-sur-Nivelle (Basque Senpere) is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

The village is scattered in several neighbourhoods, with a main nucleus located at a crossroads. As its name in French conveys, the village is located on the river Nivelle.

The village is renowned for the "Herri Urrats" festival in support of the Basque-language schools (ikastola) held in May on a yearly basis at the Lake of Senpere since the early 80s. Tens of thousands of people turn out.

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