This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Bruges, Gironde

Bruges
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bruges
Coat of arms
Bruges is located in France
Bruges
Bruges
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bruges is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bruges
Bruges
Coordinates: 44°53′01″N 0°36′41″W / 44.8836°N 0.6114°W / 44.8836; -0.6114
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Le Bouscat
Intercommunality Bordeaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Seurot
Area1 14.22 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 14,058
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 33075 /33520
Elevation 1–31 m (3.3–101.7 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bruges is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, just north of Bordeaux.

Toponymy

The homography with Bruges (Belgium) is purely coincidental. The place-name comes from Gasconic bruche, with a plural -s meaning "bushes", "scrubs".[1]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19625,349—    
19686,612+23.6%
19757,610+15.1%
19827,686+1.0%
19908,753+13.9%
199910,610+21.2%
200814,058+32.5%

Personalities

See also

References