Area 3.06 km²
Population 200 (1999)
Canton Coeur de Béarn
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Local time Tuesday 2:40 PM
Arrondissement Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Abidos is a French commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France.
- Map of 64150 Abidos, France
- Places and hamlets
- Inter communality
- Religious Heritage
- Environmental heritage
- Sports and sports equipment
- Notable People linked to the commune
Map of 64150 Abidos, France
Abidos is a Béarnais commune located some 13 km south-east of Orthez and 4 km north of Mourenx on the south side of the Gave de Pau. Access to the commune is by the D31 road from Le Bourguet in the north turning west in the commune to access the village and continuing southwest to join the D9. The D33 road from Noguères in the southeast passes through the commune east of the village and joins the D31 as it turns west. The commune has an industrial area in the southwest with the rest of the commune mainly farmland.
The Gave de Pau forms the north-eastern border of the commune and also passes through the northern corner of the commune as it flows north-west to join the Gave d'Oloron at Peyrehorade. The Baïse river flows through the centre of the commune from the southeast and joins the Gave de Pau in the commune. The Luzoué also flows from the southeast through the west of the commune to join the Gave de Pau.
Places and hamlets
The name Abidos appears in the forms:
Michel Grosclaude offers a Latin etymology of Avitus plus the Aquitaine suffix -ossum "domain of Avitus".
Its name in Béarnais is Avidos (according to the classical norm).
Paul Raymond notes that in 1385, Abidos had 18 fires and depended on the bailiwicks of Lagor and Pardies. Abidos had a castle with an attached door across the Pau river.
List of Successive Mayors of Abidos
(Not all data is known)
Abidos is a member of seven inter-communal organisations:
In 2010 the commune had 236 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.
Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)
The 2006 classification by INSEE, indicated that the median household incomes for each municipality with more than 50 households (30,687 communes out of the 36,681 communes identified) classed Abidos to rank at No. 10,338, with an average income of €17,174.
The town is part of the zone designation of Ossau-iraty.
There is an old chapel at Abidos castle.
An arboretum created by the community of communes of Lacq and the Abengoa BioEnergy France company, is located behind the village hall.
Also found in Abydos, a mill with its canal. The path of Naöu means an unencumbered way along the Pau river (phonetic transcription of nau is bateau in Béarnais).
The commune has a school with two classrooms for primary school, a school canteen, and a library.
Sports and sports equipment
The town has a sports field in the centre with a football field, basketball court, volleyball court, and tennis courts. There is also a sports hall equipped for basketball, tennis and Basque pelota. Lastly there is a roller skate park for BMX edge of the Baise.