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Ascain is locatit in Fraunce
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Ascain is locatit in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 43°20′48″N 1°37′12″W / 43.3467°N 1.62°W / 43.3467; -1.62Coordinates: 43°20′48″N 1°37′12″W / 43.3467°N 1.62°W / 43.3467; -1.62
Kintra Fraunce
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Depairtment Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Intercommunality Sud Pays Basque
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Laduche
Area1 19.27 km2 (7.44 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 3,924
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 64065 /64310
Elevation 5–883 m (16–2,897 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 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.

Ascain (Basque Azkaine) is a veelage in the tradeetional Basque province o Labourd, nou a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques depairtment in soothwastren Fraunce. It is locatit 7 km (4.3 mi) tae the east o Saint-Jean-de-Luz an the Atlantic Ocean, in the wastren fuithills o the Pyrenees.

The summit o La Rhune, a muntain iconic o the Basque kintra, is situatit approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) tae the sooth o the veelage. The summit can be reached bi the Petit train de la Rhune, which commences frae the Col de Saint-Ignace, 3.3 km (2.1 mi) tae the east o the veelage on the D4 road tae Sare.

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Bishop o Bayonne, Jean VI de Sossiondo built a big an comfortable hoose, "Askunda", here durin the middle o the 16t century, still tae be seen.

Notary Martin Chourio wis a syndic frae Ascain at the some 56 veelages representit at the Biltzar organization for the Labourd aurie aroond 1653. See for this Auld Basque Organization:

The witches, witchcraft an witch-huntin investigatit bi the Juistice at Bordeaux in 1609 bi Pierre de Lancre led tae the pairish priest of Ascain tae be burned at the stak publicily.

Ascain wis ane o the French Basque veelages in the 1793-1794 leet bi French Republicans wi a "disgraceful" behavior an aw, mony o the inhabitants bein thus deportit as preesoniers tae ither places, mainly Capbreton.

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