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Dax

[dahks] /dɑks/
noun
1.
a city in SW France: mineral hot springs.
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town, Landes departement, Aquitaine region, southwestern France. It lies on the left bank of the Adour River, 88 miles (142 km) southwest of Bordeaux and 50 miles (80 km) north of the Pyrenees frontier with Spain. The town is a spa resort whose thermal springs and mud baths have been noted for the cure of rheumatism since Roman times, when it was known as Aquae Tarbellicae. Situated on the edge of the Landes Forest, it is also a tourist centre. The remains of its Gallo-Roman walls have been made into a promenade. At the Place de la Fontaine Chaude, near the Roman wall, there are hot springs, the waters of which gush out at a temperature of 147 F (64 C). Near the river is a park with a bull ring. Small-scale woodworking and leatherworking are local industries. Pop. (1999) town, 19,515; urban area, 49,219.

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