Langon, Gironde

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Langon
Langon and the Garonne
Langon and the Garonne
Coat of arms of Langon
Coat of arms
Langon is located in France
Langon
Langon
Coordinates: 44°33′N 0°15′W / 44.55°N 0.25°W / 44.55; -0.25Coordinates: 44°33′N 0°15′W / 44.55°N 0.25°W / 44.55; -0.25
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Langon
Intercommunality Pays de Langon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Charles Vérité
Area
 • Land1 13.71 km2 (5.29 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 7,409
 • Population2 density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33227 / 33210
Elevation 0–73 m (0–240 ft)
(avg. 23 m or 75 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Langon is in the northern


part of the department 48 km (30 mi) southeast of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river. It lies near the border between a wine-growing region (Premières côtes de Bordeaux) and the forest of Landes.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,267 —    
1800 3,208 −1.8%
1806 3,222 +0.4%
1821 2,954 −8.3%
1831 3,566 +20.7%
1836 3,745 +5.0%
1841 3,986 +6.4%
1846 3,896 −2.3%
1851 3,953 +1.5%
1856 4,201 +6.3%
1861 4,114 −2.1%
1866 4,505 +9.5%
1872 4,647 +3.2%
1876 4,740 +2.0%
1881 4,704 −0.8%
1886 4,726 +0.5%
1891 4,733 +0.1%
1896 4,956 +4.7%
1901 4,816 −2.8%
1906 4,836 +0.4%
1911 4,900 +1.3%
1921 4,588 −6.4%
1926 4,731 +3.1%
1931 4,661 −1.5%
1936 4,786 +2.7%
1946 5,177 +8.2%
1954 5,231 +1.0%
1962 5,375 +2.8%
1968 5,356 −0.4%
1975 5,843 +9.1%
1982 5,836 −0.1%
1990 5,842 +0.1%
1999 6,168 +5.6%
2008 7,409 +20.1%

Transport[edit]

Traditionally it was a stop on the Bordeaux-Toulouse route; the city is now served by the Deux-Mers autoroute. (A62 Bordeaux-Toulouse).

Langon is also a pivotal point in the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, the waterway and road route constructed to allow the transportation of the fuselage sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner to the final assembly point in Toulouse. These components are brought to Langon by barge, where they are transferred at a specially constructed dock to outsize road vehicles. These then proceed in convoy via an indirect southerly route to Toulouse.[1]

Sights[edit]

A visit to Château de Roquetaillade, historical monument is a must [1].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A380 convoys". IGG.FR. 28 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.