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Saint-Jammes is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Its name in Béarnais is Sent-Jacme.

Geography

The commune is bordered by Higuères-Souye, Gabaston, Maucor, Bernadets and Morlaàs (to the south).

Localities and hamlets

  • Blanche-Neige (west)
  • La Hagède (west)
  • Serre de Lacrouts (east)
  • Serre Debat

Economy

An industrial zone is present near the public school. There is a tobacco bar.

Residents

In 2007 the unemployment rate was 6.9% against 10.1% in 1999, with pre-retirees and retirees representing 14.9% of the population (11.1% in 1999) and a rate of activity of 59.1% (58.2 in 1999).

Religious heritage

Saint-Jammes has the distinction of not having a church.

Sports and sports facilities

The 17th stage of the Tour de France 2007 passed through the commune on July 26. Over the course of 188 kilometers it connected Pau to Castelsarrasin. It has a general sports centre (Aime Capdeboscq). There is also a bowling ground, a floodlit football field as well as tennis court.

Education

The commune has a public elementary school.[1]

Points of interest

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