Bruges, Gironde

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Bruges
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bruges
Coat of arms
Bruges is located in France
Bruges
Bruges
Coordinates: 44°53′01″N 0°36′41″W / 44.8836°N 0.6114°W / 44.8836; -0.6114Coordinates: 44°53′01″N 0°36′41″W / 44.8836°N 0.6114°W / 44.8836; -0.6114
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Le Bouscat
Intercommunality Bordeaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Seurot
Area1 14.22 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 14,058
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33075 / 33520
Elevation 1–31 m (3.3–101.7 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Bruges is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France, just north of Bordeaux.

Toponymy[edit]

The homography with Bruges (Belgium) is purely coincidental. The place-name comes from Gasconic bruche, with a plural -s meaning "bushes", "scrubs".[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 5,349 —    
1968 6,612 +23.6%
1975 7,610 +15.1%
1982 7,686 +1.0%
1990 8,753 +13.9%
1999 10,610 +21.2%
2008 14,058 +32.5%

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