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Puyoô is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

Geography

The town is situated on the Gave de Pau, a river running through the region, and some of the river's tributaries, including the streams of Lataillard, Espérance and Loulié. Puyoô neighbours the towns of Bellocq to the south-west and Ramous to the south-east.

Name

Puyoô is derived from the Bearnaise word Pujóu meaning small hill. Pujóu can be further derived from the Latin word podium, meaning height.[1] People from the town are known in French as Puyolais.

Economy

The town's economy is generally agriculture-oriented. The local railway station, Gare de Puyoô, has serviced the town since it opened in 1862. Today it services approximately 10,300 passengers a year.

Culture

Puyoô has a rugby field and tennis courts, as well as a town hall. A community festival is held towards the end of June.

See also

References

  1. ^ Paul Raymond, Dictionnaire topographique Béarn-Pays basque. (Topographical Dictionary of Basque in the Béarn Region.)

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