Cestas

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Cestas
The town hall in Cestas
The town hall in Cestas
Coat of arms of Cestas
Coat of arms
Location of Cestas
Cestas is located in France
Cestas
Cestas
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
Area
1
99.57 km2 (38.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
17,087
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33122 /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.

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.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Un drone filme la plus grande centrale solaire photovoltaïque d'Europe". Le Monde (in French). 2015-12-01.