Cestas (French pronunciation: [sɛstas] (audio speaker iconlisten); Gascon: Cestàs) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Cestas
The town hall in Cestas
The town hall in Cestas
Coat of arms of Cestas
Location of Cestas
Cestas is located in France
Cestas
Cestas
Cestas is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Cestas
Cestas
Coordinates: 44°44′43″N 0°40′52″W / 44.7453°N 0.6811°W / 44.7453; -0.6811Coordinates: 44°44′43″N 0°40′52″W / 44.7453°N 0.6811°W / 44.7453; -0.6811
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonPessac-1
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre Ducout[1]
Area
1
99.57 km2 (38.44 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
16,936
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33122 /33610
Elevation33–80 m (108–262 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,960—    
19683,548+19.9%
19756,445+81.7%
198213,730+113.0%
199016,768+22.1%
199916,927+0.9%
200816,483−2.6%

EconomyEdit

Cestas Solar Park was the biggest solar park in Europe when Neoen opened it in December 2015.[3]

See alsoEdit

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 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Un drone filme la plus grande centrale solaire photovoltaïque d'Europe". Le Monde (in French). 2015-12-01.