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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
Location
Saint-Sever is located in France
Saint-Sever
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Saint-Sever
Intercommunality Cap de Gascogne
Mayor Jean-Pierre Dalm
Statistics
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)
Miscellaneous
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.

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Geography

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.

Sights

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.

Demography

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

Miscellaneous

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.

See also

References

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