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(Occitan: Lanas) is a département in southern France.

Landes is one of the original 83 départements that were created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascony.

Landes, or Lanas in Gascon, means moorland or heath. Landes and Lanas come from the Latin planus meaning flat, even, level, plain. They are therefore similar to the English words plain and plane, the Spanish word llanos and the Italian word piano.

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