14DA/D40, Landes, May 2017

About the Department

Landes is a department in southwestern France.

Landes is part of the current region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, as well as the Atlantic Ocean on the west.

With an area stretching over more than 9000 km², Landes is, after Gironde, the second largest department of the metropolitan French territory.

It is well known for the Côte d’Argent beach which is Europe’s longest, and attracts many surfers to Mimizan and Hossegor each year.

Landes is also well known for its large pine forests which are the raw material for a timber and resin industries in the region. The forests were planted in the early nineteenth century to prevent erosion of the region’s sandy soil by the sea.


  • QRZ: 14DA/D40
  • Type of activity: Regional
  • Department: Landes
  • Name of Region: Nouvelle Aquitaine  
  • Coordinates:  -0.10592 W (0° 6′ 21” W) / 43.9728 N (43° 58′ 22” N)
  • QTH locator: IN93WX
  • Activated by: 14DA014 Phil
  • Date: From 06/05/2017 until 01/06/2018
  • QSL Card Available: Yes (See below)
  • QSL Manager: 14DA014 Phil
  • Coordinations:  Beziat Phil n°65 40240 Lagrange  FRANCE
  • Contribution: Standard