Soulac-sur-Mer

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Soulac-sur-Mer

Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica,  a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998
Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica,

a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998
Coat of arms of Soulac-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Soulac-sur-Mer is located in France
Soulac-sur-Mer
Soulac-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 1°07′25″W / 45.5119°N 1.1236°W / 45.5119; -1.1236Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 1°07′25″W / 45.5119°N 1.1236°W / 45.5119; -1.1236
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Lesparre-Médoc
Canton Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc
Intercommunality Pointe du Médoc
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Xavier Pintat
Area
 • Land1 28.89 km2 (11.15 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,714
 • Population2 density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33514 / 33780
Elevation 0–25 m (0–82 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 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.

Soulac-sur-Mer is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. It's a seaside resort on the côte d'Argent, in the Medoc peninsula, at 12 km from Royan and 86 km from Bordeaux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 742 —    
1800 673 −9.3%
1806 651 −3.3%
1821 656 +0.8%
1831 801 +22.1%
1836 768 −4.1%
1841 814 +6.0%
1846 840 +3.2%
1851 950 +13.1%
1856 1,101 +15.9%
1861 1,165 +5.8%
1866 1,315 +12.9%
1872 1,185 −9.9%
1876 716 −39.6%
1881 720 +0.6%
1886 813 +12.9%
1891 993 +22.1%
1896 1,349 +35.9%
1901 1,388 +2.9%
1906 1,601 +15.3%
1911 1,650 +3.1%
1921 1,672 +1.3%
1926 1,586 −5.1%
1931 2,043 +28.8%
1936 2,009 −1.7%
1946 1,883 −6.3%
1954 2,097 +11.4%
1962 2,113 +0.8%
1968 2,198 +4.0%
1975 2,387 +8.6%
1982 2,536 +6.2%
1990 2,790 +10.0%
1999 2,720 −2.5%
2008 2,714 −0.2%

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