Guéthary

Guéthary (Basque: Getaria) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques depairtment in sooth-wastren Fraunce. It is located in the tradeetional Basque province o Labourd, the toun tradeetionally staundin on the northmaist coastal linguistic boondar o the Basque leid.

Guéthary
Guéthary is located in Fraunce
Guéthary
Guéthary
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Guéthary is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Guéthary
Guéthary
Coordinates: 43°25′36″N 1°36′28″W / 43.4267°N 1.607778°W / 43.4267; -1.607778Coordinates: 43°25′36″N 1°36′28″W / 43.4267°N 1.607778°W / 43.4267; -1.607778
KintraFraunce
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepairtmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonSaint-Jean-de-Luz
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Albert Larrousset
Area
1
1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)2
1,365
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64249 /64210
Elevation0–73 m (0–240 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

HistoryEedit

Guéthary haes existit as a smaw fishin veelage syne the early 12t century. It became famous for huntin whales in the 13t century. Actually, the linguist Henri Gavel put doun the name o the toun tae the Gascon wird getari, 'post for watchin' (the whales), while this assumption haes been disputit bi current linguists, who trace the name back tae laitin caetaria, 'fish processin facility', supportit bi airchaeological evidence unyirdit baith in Guéthary an the same name Getaria frae Gipuzkoa.[1]

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ReferencesEedit

  1. "Antzinateko euskararen nondik norakoak" (PDF). Euskaltzaindia. Retrieved 6 Julie 2009. Article in Basque

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