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Brassempouy is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Brassempouy is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 43°37?58?N 0°41?37?W / 43.6328°N 0.6936°W / 43.6328; -0.6936Coordinates: 43°37?58?N 0°41?37?W / 43.6328°N 0.6936°W / 43.6328; -0.6936
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Dax
Canton Coteau de Chalosse
 o Mayor (2014-2020) Guy Duplantier
Area1 10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 276
 o Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 o Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 40054 /40330
Elevation 35-131 m (115-430 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 ft)

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

2Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Brassempouy is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

The settlement is on the route between Mont-de-Marsan and Orthez.


Prehistoric caves

The village became famous for its two nearby caves, and only 100 metres from each other, were among the first Paleolithic sites to be explored in France. They are known as the Galerie des Hyènes (Gallery of the Hyenas) and the Grotte du Pape (the "Pope's Cave"), in which the Venus of Brassempouy was discovered in 1892, accompanied by eight other human figures, often ignored, and an example of unfinished work, with multiple figures of women being carved at the same time. As a result, the four museums of history were established here.

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