|Coat of arms of the Landes department|
|President of the General Council:||Henri Emmanuelli|
|Land area¹:||9243 km²|
|¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km². The term administration, as used in the context of Government, differs according to Jurisdiction. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, Aquitaine (Aquitània Akitania archaic Guyenne / Guienne (Occitan Guiana) is one of the 26 Regions of France, in the south-western part of A prefecture ( préfecture) in France can refer to: the Chef-lieu de département, the town in which the administration of a ''département'' Mont-de-Marsan is a commune of France, préfecture (capital of the Landes département. Subprefectures (sous-préfectures are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. Dax is a commune of Aquitaine in southwestern France, Sous-préfecture of the Landes département The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. The 2 arrondissements of the Landes department are Arrondissement of Dax, ( subprefecture: Dax) with 13 The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The following is a list of the 33 cantons of the Landes department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. The following is a list of the 331 communes of the Landes département, in France. In France, the President of the General Council (French Président du conseil général) is the locally-elected head of the General Council, the assembly Henri Emmanuelli (born on May 31 1945 is a French politician A member of the Socialist Party ( Parti socialiste or PS he has been deputy for Landes As of January 1, 2008, 64473140 people live in the French Republic. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open|
Landes (Occitan: Lanas) is a département in southern France. Occitan ( IPA BrE: /ˈɒksɪtn/ AmE: /ˈɑksəˌtɑn/ known also as Lenga d'òc or Langue d'oc (native name occitan In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
Landes is one of the original 83 départements that were created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1790 ( MDCCXC) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year It was created from parts of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascony. The Kingdom of France was organised into Provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département Aquitaine (Aquitània Akitania archaic Guyenne / Guienne (Occitan Guiana) is one of the 26 Regions of France, in the south-western part of Gascony (Gascogne gaskɔɲ Gascon Occitan: Gasconha, pronounced) is an area of southwest France that constituted a province of France
The Nobel Prize winning novelist François Mauriac set his novels in the Landes. François Mauriac ( October 11, 1885 — September 1, 1970) was a French Author; member of the
Landes is part of the current région of Aquitaine and is surrounded by the départements of Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, as well as the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Aquitaine (Aquitània Akitania archaic Guyenne / Guienne (Occitan Guiana) is one of the 26 Regions of France, in the south-western part of Gironde (Gironda is a common name for the Gironde Estuary - sound where merge the mouths of the Garonne river and of the Dordogne river - and for Lot-et-Garonne ( Occitan: Òlt e Garona) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers The Gers ( French: le Gers, Occitan: Gers) is a department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in the southwest Pyrénées-Atlantiques ( Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a department With an area stretching over more than 9000 km², Landes is, after Gironde, the second largest department of the metropolitan French territory.
It is well known for the Côte d'Argent beach which is Europe's longest, and attracts many surfers to Mimizan and Hossegor each year. Côte d'Argent, French for the Silver Coast is a touristic name given to a section of the French Atlantic coast Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a Surfboard, although wave-riders Mimizan is a commune of France, located in the département, of Landes (40 in the région of Aquitaine. Soorts-Hossegor is a commune in France. It located is in the Landes département, in the Aquitaine région
In terms of agriculture, Landes is known for its large pine forests which are the raw material for a timber and resin industries in the region. Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture The Maritime Pine ( Pinus pinaster) is a Pine native to the western Mediterranean region Lumber or timber is Wood in any of its stages from felling through readiness for use as structural Material for Construction, or Resin, not to be confused with Rosin, is a Hydrocarbon Secretion of many Plants particularly coniferous trees. The forests were planted in the early nineteenth century to prevent erosion of the region's sandy soil by the sea. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar
The following is a list of the 33 cantons of the Landes department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement The following is a list of the 331 communes of the Landes département, in France. The 2 arrondissements of the Landes department are Arrondissement of Dax, ( subprefecture: Dax) with 13 The Open Directory Project ( ODP) also known as dmoz (from directory