Last modified: 2010-03-13 by ivan sache
Keywords: gironde | aquitaine |
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Traditional province: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne
Area: 10,001 km2
Population (2009): 1,421,659 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Arcachon, Blaye, Langon, Lesparre-Médoc, Libourne
Subdivisions: 6 arrondissements, 68 cantons, 542 communes.
The department is named after the estuary of Gironde (75 km), made by the confluency of rivers Garonne and Dordogne.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009