Sauternes, Gironde

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This article is about the commune in France. For other uses, see Sauternes.
Sauternes
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Coat of arms of Sauternes
Coat of arms
Sauternes is located in France
Sauternes
Sauternes
Coordinates: 44°31′58″N 0°20′29″W / 44.5328°N 0.3414°W / 44.5328; -0.3414Coordinates: 44°31′58″N 0°20′29″W / 44.5328°N 0.3414°W / 44.5328; -0.3414
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Langon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Descamps
Area1 11.32 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 706
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33504 / 33210
Elevation 13–89 m (43–292 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

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

It is also a wine region within the Graves portion of Bordeaux that produces sweet white dessert wines, named "Sauternes" after the commune, as well as some dry white wine.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 524 —    
1968 582 +11.1%
1975 580 −0.3%
1982 578 −0.3%
1990 589 +1.9%
1999 587 −0.3%
2008 706 +20.3%

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