Bruges, Gironde

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Bruges
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bruges
Coat of arms
Location of Bruges
Bruges is located in France
Bruges
Bruges
Bruges is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bruges
Bruges
Coordinates: 44°53′01″N 0°36′41″W / 44.8836°N 0.6114°W / 44.8836; -0.6114Coordinates: 44°53′01″N 0°36′41″W / 44.8836°N 0.6114°W / 44.8836; -0.6114
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonLe Bouscat
IntercommunalityBordeaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Seurot
Area
1
14.22 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
18,238
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33075 /33520
Elevation1–31 m (3.3–101.7 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bruges is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, just north of Bordeaux.

Toponymy[edit]

The homography with Bruges (Belgium) is purely coincidental. The place-name comes from Gasconic bruche, with a plural -s meaning "bushes", "scrubs".[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19625,349—    
19686,612+23.6%
19757,610+15.1%
19827,686+1.0%
19908,753+13.9%
199910,610+21.2%
200814,058+32.5%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ernest Nègre, Toponymie générale de la France (French)