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Coordinates: 43°45′27″N 0°34′23″W / 43.7575°N 0.573055555556°W / 43.7575; -0.573055555556

Commune of Saint-Sever

Abbaye St Sever 1.JPG
Abbey church
Saint-Sever is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Saint-Sever
Intercommunality Cap de Gascogne
Mayor Jean-Pierre Dalm
Elevation 26–118 m (85–390 ft)
Land area1 46.96 km2 (18.13 sq mi)
Population2 4,608  (1999)
 - Density 98 /km2 (250 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40282/ 40500
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-Sever is a commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in south-western France.



Saint-Sever stands on an eminence. It is located 17 km (11 mi) south of Mont-de-Marsan, on the left bank of the Adour in the Chalosse area.

Neighboring communes: Benquet, Bas-Mauco, Audignon, Cauna, Aurice, Montaut, Banos,Coudures, Eyres-Moncube, Montsoué, Montgaillard.


Its streets, bordered in places by old houses, are narrow and winding. The promenade of Morlanne laid out on the site of a Roman camp called Palestrion commands a fine view of the Adour and the pine forests of the Landes.

The church of Saint-Sever, a Romanesque building of the 12th century, with seven apses, once belonged to the Benedictine abbey founded in the 10th century.

The abbey of Saint-Sever was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998, as part of the World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.


Population in 1906: town: 2,508; commune: 4,644.


The public institutions of the town include the sub-prefecture, a tribunal of first instance, and a practical school of agriculture and viticulture which occupies a former Dominican convent. There is trade in the agricultural products of the Chalosse, especially geese.

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