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City Hall of Bayonne
City Hall of Bayonne
Flag of Bayonne
Coat of arms of Bayonne
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Chief town of 3 cantons
Intercommunality Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz
21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
 • Density 2,190.6/km2 (5,673.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bayonnais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64102 /64100
Elevation 0–52 m (0–171 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bayonne (Gascon Baiona; Basque: Baiona; Spanish: Bayona) is a city and commune in southwestern France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, of which it is a subprefecture.


Bayonne has an area of 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi) and its average altitude is 28 m (92 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 4 m (13 ft).

Bayonne and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Bayonne

Bayonne is surrounded by the communes Boucau, Tarnos (in the Landes department), Lahonce, Mouguerre, Saint-Pierre-d'Irube, Villefranque, Bassussarry and Anglet.


With a population of 47,492, Bayonne has a population density of 2,191 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Bayonne are known, in French, as Bayonnais (women: Bayonnaises).


Bayonne is a sous-préfecture in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department since 1800. It is also the capital of three cantons.

  1. Bayonne-1, formed with a part of Bayonne and part of Anglet.
  2. Bayonne-2, formed with a part of Bayonne and the commune Boucau.
  3. Bayonne-3, formed with the parts of Bayonne not included in the other two cantons.


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Bayonne is twinned with:

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