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Listrac-Médoc

Listrac-Médoc
Commune
Listrac-Médoc, Gironde, église Saint Martin bu IMG 1416.jpg
Listrac-Médoc is located in France
Listrac-Médoc
Listrac-Médoc
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Listrac-Médoc is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Listrac-Médoc
Listrac-Médoc
Coordinates: 45°04′29″N 0°47′24″W / 45.0747°N 0.79°W / 45.0747; -0.79
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLesparre-Médoc
CantonLe Sud-Médoc
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Médulienne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Priollaud
Area161.9 km2 (23.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)22,242
 • Density36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code33248 /33480
Elevation9–44 m (30–144 ft)
(avg. 39 m or 128 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.

Listrac-Médoc is a commune in the Gironde department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France.

Geography

The commune is situated in the Médoc on the Route nationale 215, between Bordeaux and Le Verdon-sur-Mer.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,284—    
19681,328+3.4%
19751,319−0.7%
19821,521+15.3%
19901,821+19.7%
19991,854+1.8%
20082,242+20.9%

Wine

Lying 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of the city of Bordeaux, the village is best known as one of the six appellations of the great wine-growing regions of the Médoc. In a region where a mere 20 metres (70 ft) can be the difference between a great wine and an average one, its distance from the beneficial effect of the Garonne means that its wines are not as highly rated as those of the other appellations. Nonetheless it is home to many vineyards whose blends of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc can age over a long period.

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