Coutras

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Coutras
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Coutras
Coat of arms
Coutras is located in France
Coutras
Coutras
Coordinates: 45°02′30″N 0°07′38″W / 45.0417°N 0.1272°W / 45.0417; -0.1272Coordinates: 45°02′30″N 0°07′38″W / 45.0417°N 0.1272°W / 45.0417; -0.1272
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Libourne
Canton Coutras
Intercommunality Pays de Coutras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Claire Arnaud
Area1 33.69 km2 (13.01 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 7,902
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33138 / 33230
Elevation 4–74 m (13–243 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.

Coutras is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

History[edit]

The Battle of Coutras, one of the most important battles of the French Wars of Religion, was fought there on 20 October 1587.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,000 —    
1800 3,060 +2.0%
1806 3,050 −0.3%
1821 2,821 −7.5%
1831 3,144 +11.4%
1836 3,172 +0.9%
1841 3,302 +4.1%
1846 3,200 −3.1%
1851 3,371 +5.3%
1856 3,532 +4.8%
1861 3,883 +9.9%
1866 3,789 −2.4%
1872 3,685 −2.7%
1876 3,944 +7.0%
1881 4,008 +1.6%
1886 5,092 +27.0%
1891 4,231 −16.9%
1896 3,903 −7.8%
1901 4,062 +4.1%
1906 4,406 +8.5%
1911 4,807 +9.1%
1921 4,924 +2.4%
1926 5,078 +3.1%
1931 5,211 +2.6%
1936 5,281 +1.3%
1946 5,540 +4.9%
1954 5,668 +2.3%
1962 5,948 +4.9%
1968 5,830 −2.0%
1975 6,040 +3.6%
1982 6,351 +5.1%
1990 6,689 +5.3%
1999 7,027 +5.1%
2008 7,902 +12.5%

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