Cestas

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Cestas
Commune
Cestas is located in France
Cestas
Cestas
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Cestas is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Cestas
Cestas
Coordinates: 44°44′43″N 0°40′52″W / 44.7453°N 0.6811°W / 44.7453; -0.6811Coordinates: 44°44′43″N 0°40′52″W / 44.7453°N 0.6811°W / 44.7453; -0.6811
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonPessac-1
IntercommunalityCestas-Canéjan
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Ducout
Area199.57 km2 (38.44 sq mi)
Population (2013)216,438
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code33122 /33610
Elevation33–80 m (108–262 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 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.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,960—    
19683,548+19.9%
19756,445+81.7%
198213,730+113.0%
199016,768+22.1%
199916,927+0.9%
200816,483−2.6%

Economy[edit]

Cestas Solar Park was the biggest solar park in Europe when Neoen opened it in December 2015.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un drone filme la plus grande centrale solaire photovoltaïque d'Europe". Le Monde (in French). 2015-12-01.