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Gironde (Department, France)

Last modified: 2006-01-14 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 33
Region: Aquitaine
Traditional provinces: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne

Area: 10,000 km2
Population (1995): 1,263,500 inhabitants

Préfecture: Bordeaux
Sous-préfectures: Blaye, Langon, Lesparre-Médoc, Libourne
Subdivisions: 5 arrondissements, 63 cantons, 543 communes.

The department is named after the estuary of Gironde (75 km), made by the confluency of rivers Garonne and Dordogne.