The city of Bordeaux


Bordeaux is a city located in the south-west of France, in the Gironde department and in the region of New Aquitaine.

Capital of the old Guyenne and part of cultural and linguistic Gascony, Bordeaux is on the edge of the Landes de Gascogne.

In 2015, the town was the ninth largest city in France with 249,712 inhabitants, and its agglomeration was ranked seventh with 904,359 inhabitants after those of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Aix, Lille, Toulouse and Nice, but before Nantes and Toulon. Bordeaux’s urban area totals 1 215 769 inhabitants in 2015, making it the fifth largest urban area in France.

Bordeaux is also the main municipality of the metropolis “Bordeaux Métropole”, which had 28 municipalities and 760 956 inhabitants in 2014.

The city is known around the world for Bordeaux wines and Bordeaux vineyards, especially since the eighteenth century, which was a golden age.

In 1957, Bordeaux was awarded the prize of Europe  with Turin. In June 2007, part of the city, the Port of the Moon, is inscribed in the World Heritage Committee, designated by the UNESCO General Assembly, on the World Heritage List.


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