Captieux

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Captieux
Commune
Captieux (Gironde Fr), l'église.JPG
Coat of arms of Captieux
Coat of arms
Captieux is located in France
Captieux
Captieux
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Captieux is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Captieux
Captieux
Coordinates: 44°17′34″N 0°15′32″W / 44.2928°N 0.2589°W / 44.2928; -0.2589Coordinates: 44°17′34″N 0°15′32″W / 44.2928°N 0.2589°W / 44.2928; -0.2589
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Le Sud-Gironde
Intercommunality Captieux-Grignols
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Bernard
Area1 119.33 km2 (46.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,385
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 33095 /33840
Elevation 69–136 m (226–446 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.

Captieux is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It lies near the border with the Landes and the Lot-et-Garonne departments.

The commune is in the east of the Parc naturel régional des Landes de Gascogne.

Between 1950 and 1967, there was an American army base and a large ammunition storage near the village.

The Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, a route which has been modified to allow its use by the oversize road convoys conveying body sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner, bypasses Captieux using a specially created private track about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east of the village.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,358—    
19681,646+21.2%
19751,669+1.4%
19821,742+4.4%
19901,707−2.0%
19991,503−12.0%
20081,385−7.9%

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