Sauternes, Gironde

Sauternes (Occitan: Sautèrnas) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Sauternes
The town hall in Sauternes
The town hall in Sauternes
Coat of arms of Sauternes
Coat of arms
Location of Sauternes
Sauternes is located in France
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Sauternes
Sauternes is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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Sauternes
Coordinates: 44°31′58″N 0°20′29″W / 44.5328°N 0.3414°W / 44.5328; -0.3414Coordinates: 44°31′58″N 0°20′29″W / 44.5328°N 0.3414°W / 44.5328; -0.3414
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLangon
CantonLe Sud-Gironde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Descamps
Area
1
11.32 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
790
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33504 /33210
Elevation13–89 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.

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.

PopulationEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.