Coutras

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Coutras
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Coutras
Coat of arms
Coutras is located in France
Coutras
Coutras
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Coutras is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coutras
Coutras
Coordinates: 45°02′30″N 0°07′38″W / 45.0417°N 0.1272°W / 45.0417; -0.1272Coordinates: 45°02′30″N 0°07′38″W / 45.0417°N 0.1272°W / 45.0417; -0.1272
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Libourne
Canton Le Nord-Libournais
Intercommunality Pays de Coutras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Claire Arnaud
Area1 33.69 km2 (13.01 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 8,085
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 33138 /33230
Elevation 4–74 m (13–243 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.

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

History[edit]

The Battle of Coutras, one of the most important battles of the French Wars of Religion, was fought there on 20 October 1587.

Coutras church

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 3,000—    
1800 3,060+2.0%
1806 3,050−0.3%
1821 2,821−7.5%
1831 3,144+11.4%
1836 3,172+0.9%
1841 3,302+4.1%
1846 3,200−3.1%
1851 3,371+5.3%
1856 3,532+4.8%
1861 3,883+9.9%
1866 3,789−2.4%
1872 3,685−2.7%
1876 3,944+7.0%
1881 4,008+1.6%
1886 5,092+27.0%
1891 4,231−16.9%
1896 3,903−7.8%
1901 4,062+4.1%
1906 4,406+8.5%
1911 4,807+9.1%
1921 4,924+2.4%
1926 5,078+3.1%
1931 5,211+2.6%
1936 5,281+1.3%
1946 5,540+4.9%
1954 5,668+2.3%
1962 5,948+4.9%
1968 5,830−2.0%
1975 6,040+3.6%
1982 6,351+5.1%
1990 6,689+5.3%
1999 7,027+5.1%
2008 7,902+12.5%

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