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Sauternes, Gironde

Sauternes
Commune
Sauternes 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Sauternes
Coat of arms
Sauternes is located in France
Sauternes
Sauternes
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Sauternes is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Sauternes
Sauternes
Coordinates: 44°31′58″N 0°20′29″W / 44.5328°N 0.3414°W / 44.5328; -0.3414
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Le Sud-Gironde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Descamps
Area1 11.32 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 706
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 33504 /33210
Elevation 13–89 m (43–292 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Sauternes is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It is also a wine region within the Graves portion of Bordeaux that produces sweet white dessert wines, named "Sauternes" after the commune, as well as some dry white wine.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962524—    
1968582+11.1%
1975580−0.3%
1982578−0.3%
1990589+1.9%
1999587−0.3%
2008706+20.3%

See also

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