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Country  France
Department  Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Canton  Morlaàs
Region  Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Arrondissement  Pau
Intercommunality  Pays de Morlaàs

Anos is a French commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.


The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anosiens or Anosiennes


Anos is located some 15 km north-east of Pau and 10 km south-east of Auriac. Access to the commune is by road D39 from Morlaas in the south passing north through the commune and the village and continuing north to join the D834 just north of Astis. Several other country roads also pass through the commune.

The Lau river forms the western border of the commune with the eastern shore of the Lake of Saint-Amour (also called the Lake of Anos) forming the part just west of the village. The Lau flows north to join the Luy de France which also forms the eastern border of the commune.


The commune name in Béarnais is Anòs (according to the classical norm of Occitan).

Brigitte Jobbé-Duval indicates that Anos could be of Gallic origin being the name of the property owner Andus plus the suffix -ossu with a proposed meaning of "Domain of Andus".

The name Anos was mentioned in 1243 in the Titles of Ossau and in the Cassini map in 1750).


Paul Raymond noted on page 6 of the 1863 dictionary that in the 14th century Anos belonged to the community of Preachers of Morlaàs.

The commune was part of the archdeaconry of Vic-Bihl which depended on the diocese of Lescar of which Lembeye was the capital.


List of Successive Mayors

(Not all data is known)


Anos is part of five inter-communal structures:

  • The Community of communes of Pays de Morlaàs;
  • The SIVU for the maintenance of roads, parks and buildings in Barinque;
  • The AEP association for the Regions of Luy and Gabas;
  • The Energy association of Pyrénées-Atlantiques;
  • The iner-communal association for irrigation of Anos - Saint-Armou.
  • Demography

    In 2009 the commune had 193 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.

    Population Change (See database)

    Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

    Anos is part of the Urban area of Pau.

    Civil heritage

  • The Maison Tachoères farmhouse (1768) is registered as an historical monument.
  • Other Houses and Farms (18th-19th century) are also registered as historical monuments.
  • Religious heritage

  • The Parish Church of Saint-Laurent (11th century) is registered as an historical monument.
  • Environmental heritage

    An artificial lake called Lake Saint-Armou or Lake of Anos is on the border between the two communes.


    Anos Wikipedia

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