Brassempouy is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Brassempouy
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Location of Brassempouy
Brassempouy is located in France
Brassempouy
Brassempouy
Brassempouy is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Brassempouy
Brassempouy
Coordinates: 43°37′58″N 0°41′37″W / 43.6328°N 0.6936°W / 43.6328; -0.6936Coordinates: 43°37′58″N 0°41′37″W / 43.6328°N 0.6936°W / 43.6328; -0.6936
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementDax
CantonCoteau de Chalosse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guy Duplantier
Area
1
10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
275
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40054 /40330
Elevation35–131 m (115–430 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The settlement is on the route between Mont-de-Marsan and Orthez.

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PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1962307—    
1968332+8.1%
1975309−6.9%
1982291−5.8%
1990279−4.1%
1999268−3.9%
2006289+7.8%
2013276−4.5%

Prehistoric cavesEdit

The village became famous for its two nearby caves, and only 100 metres from each other, were among the first Paleolithic sites to be explored in France. They are known as the Galerie des Hyènes (Gallery of the Hyenas) and the Grotte du Pape (the "Pope's Cave"), in which the Venus of Brassempouy was discovered in 1892, accompanied by eight other human figures, often ignored, and an example of unfinished work, with multiple figures of women being carved at the same time. As a result, the four museums of history were established here.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.