Ambès

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Ambès
Port
Port
Coat of arms of Ambès
Coat of arms
Location of Ambès
Ambès is located in France
Ambès
Ambès
Ambès is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Ambès
Ambès
Coordinates: 45°00′44″N 0°32′22″W / 45.0122°N 0.5394°W / 45.0122; -0.5394Coordinates: 45°00′44″N 0°32′22″W / 45.0122°N 0.5394°W / 45.0122; -0.5394
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonLa Presqu'île
IntercommunalityBordeaux Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Kévin Subrenat
Area
1
28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,167
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33004 /33810
Elevation0–8 m (0–26 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.

Ambès (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃bɛs]; Occitan: Ambès) is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France.

It is located at the point, the Bec d'Ambès (Occ. bèc is cognate with Old English bæc for beck[2]), where the rivers Garonne and Dordogne meet to form the Gironde estuary.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,046—    
19682,243+9.6%
19752,545+13.5%
19822,715+6.7%
19902,567−5.5%
19992,824+10.0%
20082,941+4.1%

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ J. Verneilh-Puyraseau, Histoire politique et statistique de l'Aquitaine, ou des pays compris entre la Loire et les Pyrénées, l'Océan et les Cévennes, Tome I, p. 130