Lacq

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Lacq

Lacq mairie 002.JPG
Lacq is located in France
Lacq
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionAquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonArthez-de-Béarn and Lagor
IntercommunalityLacq
MayorGuy Cassou
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation88–190 m (289–620 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 ft)
Land area117.05 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population2717  (2006)
 - Density42 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code64300/ 64170
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
 
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Lacq

Lacq mairie 002.JPG
Lacq is located in France
Lacq
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionAquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonArthez-de-Béarn and Lagor
IntercommunalityLacq
MayorGuy Cassou
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation88–190 m (289–620 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 ft)
Land area117.05 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population2717  (2006)
 - Density42 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code64300/ 64170
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 43°24′49″N 0°37′03″W / 43.4136°N 0.6175°W / 43.4136; -0.6175

Lacq is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It lies just northwest of the local capital of Pau.

Economy

In modern times it has been based around the industrial uses of subsurface petroleum reserves, and since 1951 on the extraction and development of a very large natural gas reservoir underneath the city. Processing of the large quantities of hydrogen sulfide in the gas have made Lacq a center of sulfur production.

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