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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Francis Dutour|
|• Land1||15.02 km2 (5.80 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||36/km2 (92/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||65296 / 65700|
|Elevation||133–262 m (436–860 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.
It is the centre of a wine producing area.
Wine is produced around Madiran under three Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (AOCs): Madiran for powerful red wines primarily from the grape variety Tannat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh for sweet white wines and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec for dry white wines primarily from the grape varieties Courbu and Petit Manseng. The production area for Madiran wine, which consists of 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres) of vineyards, is spread over three departments of France—Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques—and is a part of the South West France wine region.
- CIVSO: AOC MADIRAN carte d'identité, accessed on May 17, 2008
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