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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aihertars.
Ayherre is located in the Arberoue Valley in the former province of Lower Navarre some 23 km east by south-east of Bayonne and immediately east of Hasparren. Access to the commune is by the D10 road from Hasparren which passes through the west of the commune and continues north to La Bastide-Clairence. The D251 branches east off the D10 in the commune and goes to the village then continues east to Isturits. The D314 goes south-west from the village to Bonloc. The D14 from Bonloc to Saint-Esteben passes through the south of the commune. The commune is mainly farmland with scattered forests.
The commune is located in the drainage basin of the Adour with a dense network of streams covering the commune, mostly flowing north-westwards, and including the Joyeuse, which forms part of the western border of the commune. The Arbéroue rises in the south of the commune and flows north gathering many tributaries before joining the Lihoury to the north.
The following table details the origins of the commune name and other names in the commune.
|Ayherre||Sancti petri de ilarre||1236||Orpustan||Village|
|San Per de Aiherre||1321||Raymond||
||Duchesne||Chateau, fief of the Kingdom of Navarre|
|Hergaitz||la croix d'Ergaïts||1863||Raymond||
||Place of Pilgrimage|
|La Place||La Place||1863||Raymond||
On 18 March 1450, Labourd returned to the French crown after the signing of a peace treaty at the Château of Belzunce in Ayherre which marked the end of English influence in the region. On that the representatives of Labourd made their submission and, upon payment of 2,000 gold écus secured by the retention of 10 hostages, retained their privileges.
|Adopted in 2001 based on the arms of the lords of Belzunce
List of successive mayors
|1995||2014||Jean Paul Basterretche|
(Not all data is known)
The commune is part of six inter-communal structures:
In 2010 the commune had 987 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
The Lauak company (aeronautical and aerospace industry) is located in the industrial zone of Ayherre.
The Uhagun Mill on the Aran dates to the 19th century and has been converted into a hydro-electric plant.
The commune has three sites that are registered as historical monuments:
The Parish Church of Saint Pierre (17th century) is registered as an historical monument.
The commune has two primary schools: one in the town and one private school of the Immaculate Conception.
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