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Lesparre-Médoc

Lesparre-Médoc
The church in Lesparre
The church in Lesparre
Coat of arms of Lesparre-Médoc
Coat of arms
Location of Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc is located in France
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc
Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3078°N 0.9364°W / 45.3078; -0.9364
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLesparre-Médoc
CantonLe Nord-Médoc
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Guiraud
Area
1
36.97 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
5,801
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33240 /33340
Elevation7–34 m (23–112 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lesparre-Médoc (French pronunciation: ​[lɛspaʁ medɔk]; Occitan: L'Esparra) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Geography

Lesparre is on the Médoc peninsula about 80 km north of Bordeaux.

History

In the High Middle Ages it was the site of castle. The troubadour Aimeric de Belenoi was born here.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793818—    
1800800−2.2%
1806919+14.9%
1821950+3.4%
18311,232+29.7%
18361,404+14.0%
18411,521+8.3%
18461,605+5.5%
18511,677+4.5%
18563,482+107.6%
18613,633+4.3%
18663,726+2.6%
18723,656−1.9%
18763,794+3.8%
18814,145+9.3%
18864,059−2.1%
18913,972−2.1%
18964,038+1.7%
19013,959−2.0%
19063,840−3.0%
19113,699−3.7%
19213,267−11.7%
19263,419+4.7%
19313,422+0.1%
19363,219−5.9%
19463,101−3.7%
19543,378+8.9%
19623,443+1.9%
19683,563+3.5%
19753,814+7.0%
19824,217+10.6%
19904,661+10.5%
19994,855+4.2%
20085,394+11.1%

International relations

Lesparre is twinned with Drayton in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England.[2]

Notable persons

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Subventions à la baisse, la grogne des associations". sudouest.fr. Retrieved 9 April 2018.