Talence

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Talence
Eglise de Talence.jpg
Coat of arms of Talence
Coat of arms
Talence is located in France
Talence
Talence
Coordinates: 44°48′00″N 0°35′02″W / 44.8°N 0.584°W / 44.8; -0.584Coordinates: 44°48′00″N 0°35′02″W / 44.8°N 0.584°W / 44.8; -0.584
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Talence
Intercommunality Bordeaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Cazabonne
Area
 • Land1 8.35 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 40,576
 • Population2 density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33522 / 33400
Elevation 2–29 m (6.6–95.1 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.

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

It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Bordeaux, and is adjacent to it on the south side. It is a member of the metropolitan Urban Community of Bordeaux.

Talence is the home of Décastar, a prestigious yearly international decathlon event.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,489 —    
1800 1,181 −20.7%
1806 1,340 +13.5%
1821 1,194 −10.9%
1831 1,322 +10.7%
1836 1,288 −2.6%
1841 1,232 −4.3%
1846 1,402 +13.8%
1851 1,434 +2.3%
1856 1,693 +18.1%
1861 2,430 +43.5%
1866 2,577 +6.0%
1872 3,604 +39.9%
1876 3,873 +7.5%
1881 4,621 +19.3%
1886 6,642 +43.7%
1891 7,921 +19.3%
1896 9,221 +16.4%
1901 11,227 +21.8%
1906 11,832 +5.4%
1911 13,224 +11.8%
1921 15,823 +19.7%
1926 17,130 +8.3%
1931 18,944 +10.6%
1936 20,380 +7.6%
1946 21,650 +6.2%
1954 22,695 +4.8%
1962 25,874 +14.0%
1968 29,161 +12.7%
1975 34,127 +17.0%
1982 34,692 +1.7%
1990 34,485 −0.6%
1999 37,210 +7.9%
2008 40,576 +9.0%

Geography[edit]

Talence is situated with Bordeaux to the North, Bègles to the East, Villenave-d'Ornon to the South-East, Gradignan to the South-West, and Pessac to the West.

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Talence is twinned with:

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