Dax, Landes facts for kids
|Coat of arms|
|Canton||Chief town of 2 cantons|
|Elevation||2–46 m (6.6–150.9 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 ft*)
|Land area1||19.70 km2 (7.61 sq mi)|
|- Density||1,055/km2 (2,730/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||40088/ 40100|
|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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It was first established by the Romans, and its name was Civitas Aquensium. In the Middle Ages, it was administered by viscounts until 1177. when Henry II Plantagenet, later King of England, got the Aquitaine. Dax remained under the English rule until 1451, when it was conquered by the French troops before the end of the Hundred Years' War.
Dax is, in straight line, at about 30 km (19 mi) from the beaches of southern Landes, 45 km (28 mi) from Bayonne, 150 km (93 mi) from Bordeaux, 50 km (31 mi) from Mont-de-Marsan and 80 km (50 mi) from Pau.
The city of Dax is mainly on the left side of the Adour river.
With a population of 20,776, Dax has a population density of 1,055 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Dax are known, in French, as Dacquois (women: Dacquoises).
- Dax-1, formed with a part of Dax and 10 communes
- Dax-2, formed with a part of Dax and 9 communes.
Sites of interest
- Cathedral of Notre-Dame Ste-Marie
- Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Xaintes
- Fontaine Chaude ("Hot Fountain")
- Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), theologian born in a village near Dax.
- Jean-Charles de Borda (1733-1799), mathematician.
- Roger Ducos (1747-1818), politician.
Dax is twinned with:
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