Cantenac

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Cantenac
Église de Cantenac.jpg
Cantenac is located in France
Cantenac
Cantenac
Coordinates: 45°01′45″N 0°39′09″W / 45.0292°N 0.6525°W / 45.0292; -0.6525Coordinates: 45°01′45″N 0°39′09″W / 45.0292°N 0.6525°W / 45.0292; -0.6525
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Castelnau-de-Médoc
Intercommunality Fronsac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Eric Boucher
Area
 • Land1 14.26 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,269
 • Population2 density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33091 / 33460
Elevation 1–22 m (3.3–72.2 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Cantenac, sometimes Cantenac-Margaux, is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It is located near Bordeaux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 900 —    
1968 1,054 +17.1%
1975 1,125 +6.7%
1982 1,300 +15.6%
1990 1,197 −7.9%
1999 1,179 −1.5%
2008 1,269 +7.6%

Wine[edit]

Situated on the Left bank of the Gironde in the region Haut-Médoc, the area is home to many wineries, however following a law of 1954, Cantenac wines fall under the Margaux AOC, as there is no appreciable difference between the two communes.[1] The chateaux of Cantenac that were ranked at the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lichine, Alexis (1967). Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits. London: Cassell & Company Ltd. pp. 1969, p.419. 

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