Ambès (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃bɛs]; Occitan: Ambès) is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France.

Ambès
Port
Port
Coat of arms of Ambès
Location of Ambès
Ambès is located in France
Ambès
Ambès
Ambès is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Ambès
Ambès
Coordinates: 45°00′44″N 0°32′22″W / 45.0122°N 0.5394°W / 45.0122; -0.5394Coordinates: 45°00′44″N 0°32′22″W / 45.0122°N 0.5394°W / 45.0122; -0.5394
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonLa Presqu'île
IntercommunalityBordeaux Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Kévin Subrenat[1]
Area
1
28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
3,053
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33004 /33810
Elevation0–8 m (0–26 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.

It is located at the point, the Bec d'Ambès (Occ. bèc is cognate with Old English bæc for beck[3]), where the rivers Garonne and Dordogne meet to form the Gironde estuary.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,046—    
19682,243+9.6%
19752,545+13.5%
19822,715+6.7%
19902,567−5.5%
19992,824+10.0%
20082,941+4.1%

See alsoEdit

GalleryEdit

 
An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ J. Verneilh-Puyraseau, Histoire politique et statistique de l'Aquitaine, ou des pays compris entre la Loire et les Pyrénées, l'Océan et les Cévennes, Tome I, p. 130