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Mauléon, capital of Soule
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Mauléon, capital of Soule

Soule (Zuberoa, Xiberu or Xüberoa in Basque) is a former French province and part of the present day Pyrénées Atlantiques départment.

Its provincial capital is Mauléon, which fused with Licharre in 1841 to form "Mauléon-Licharre", but today is often known as "Mauléon-Soule". Soule is the smallest province of the traditional Basque Country.

Culture

There is a tradition of folk musical theatre, the pastoral: the inhabitants of village spend the year preparing and rehearsing the play and its dances. Traditionally, the subject of the play was Catholic, but recently pieces of Basque history are also presented.

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