Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port facts for kids
|Old bridge over river Nive|
|Intercommunality||CA Pays Basque|
|Elevation||159–320 m (522–1,050 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 ft*)
|Land area1||2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)|
|Population2||Lua error in Module:Wd at line 1575: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). (2016-01-01)|
|INSEE/Postal code||64485/ 64220|
|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.|
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (literally "Saint John [at the] Foot of [the] Pass"; Basque: Donibane Garazi; Spanish: San Juan Pie de Puerto) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. The town is also the old capital of the traditional Basque province of Lower Navarre. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is also a starting point for the French Way Camino Francés, the most popular option for travelling the Camino de Santiago.
The town lies on the river Nive, 8 km (5.0 mi) from the Spanish border, and is the head town of the region of Cize (Garazi in Basque). The town's layout is essentially one main street with sandstone walls encircling.
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