Lesparre-Médoc

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Lesparre-Médoc
Eglise Saint-Trelody, Lesparre.jpg
Coat of arms of Lesparre-Médoc
Coat of arms
Lesparre-Médoc is located in France
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc
Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3078°N 0.9364°W / 45.3078; -0.9364Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3078°N 0.9364°W / 45.3078; -0.9364
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Lesparre-Médoc
Canton Lesparre-Médoc
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Guiraud
Area1 36.97 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,394
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33240 / 33340
Elevation 7–34 m (23–112 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Lesparre-Médoc (Occitan: L'Esparra) is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Geography[edit]

Lesparre is on the Médoc peninsula about 80 km north of Bordeaux.

History[edit]

In the High Middle Ages it was the site of castle. The troubadour Aimeric de Belenoi was born here.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 818 —    
1800 800 −2.2%
1806 919 +14.9%
1821 950 +3.4%
1831 1,232 +29.7%
1836 1,404 +14.0%
1841 1,521 +8.3%
1846 1,605 +5.5%
1851 1,677 +4.5%
1856 3,482 +107.6%
1861 3,633 +4.3%
1866 3,726 +2.6%
1872 3,656 −1.9%
1876 3,794 +3.8%
1881 4,145 +9.3%
1886 4,059 −2.1%
1891 3,972 −2.1%
1896 4,038 +1.7%
1901 3,959 −2.0%
1906 3,840 −3.0%
1911 3,699 −3.7%
1921 3,267 −11.7%
1926 3,419 +4.7%
1931 3,422 +0.1%
1936 3,219 −5.9%
1946 3,101 −3.7%
1954 3,378 +8.9%
1962 3,443 +1.9%
1968 3,563 +3.5%
1975 3,814 +7.0%
1982 4,217 +10.6%
1990 4,661 +10.5%
1999 4,855 +4.2%
2008 5,394 +11.1%

International relations[edit]

Lesparre is twinned with Drayton in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England.[1]

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