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Kintra Fraunce
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Depairtment Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Saint-Jean-de-Luz
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Albert Larrousset
 • Land1 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,365
INSEE/Postal code 64249 / 64210
Elevation 0–73 m (0–240 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

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.

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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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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Antzinateko euskararen nondik norakoak" (PDF). Euskaltzaindia. Retrieved 2009-07-06.  Article in Basque

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