Cantenac

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Cantenac
Église de Cantenac.jpg
Location of Cantenac
Cantenac is located in France
Cantenac
Cantenac
Cantenac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Cantenac
Cantenac
Coordinates: 45°01′45″N 0°39′09″W / 45.0292°N 0.6525°W / 45.0292; -0.6525Coordinates: 45°01′45″N 0°39′09″W / 45.0292°N 0.6525°W / 45.0292; -0.6525
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLesparre-Médoc
CantonLe Sud-Médoc
Area
1
14.26 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
1,269
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33091 /33460
Elevation1–22 m (3.3–72.2 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Cantenac is a former commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Margaux-Cantenac.[1] It is located near Bordeaux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962900—    
19681,054+17.1%
19751,125+6.7%
19821,300+15.6%
19901,197−7.9%
19991,179−1.5%
20081,269+7.6%

Wine[edit]

Situated on the Left bank of the Gironde in the region Haut-Médoc, the area is home to many wineries, however following a law of 1954, Cantenac wines fall under the Margaux AOC, as there is no appreciable difference between the two communes.[2] The chateaux of Cantenac that were ranked at the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 17 November 2016 (in French)
  2. ^ Lichine, Alexis (1967). Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits. London: Cassell & Company Ltd. pp. 1969, p.419.

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