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Langon and the Garonne
|Intercommunality||Pays de Langon|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Philippe Plagnol|
|13.71 km2 (5.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–73 m (0–240 ft) |
(avg. 23 m or 75 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Langon (French pronunciation: [lɑ̃ɡɔ̃]; Occitan: Lengon) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Langon serves as the seat of its district, canton and subprefecture. Its inhabitants are called Langonnais.
Langon is in the northern part of the department 48 km (30 mi) southeast of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river. It lies near the border between a wine-growing region (Premières côtes de Bordeaux) and the forest of Landes.
Notable people born in Langon
- Louis Beaulieu (1840–1866), catholic priest, martyr in Korea
- Thomas Boudat
- Thomas Boudat
- Caroline Delas
- André Demptos
- Louis Ducos du Hauron
- Benjamin Fall
- Martine Faure
- Édouard Lafargue
- Pierre de La Montagne
- Pierre Lees-Melou
- Raymond Oliver
- Jean Sentuary
- Patrick Zygmanowski (born in 1970), classical pianist
Langon is also a pivotal point in the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, the waterway and road route constructed to allow the transportation of the fuselage sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner to the final assembly point in Toulouse. These components are brought to Langon by barge, where they are transferred at a specially constructed dock to outsize road vehicles. These then proceed in convoy via an indirect southerly route to Toulouse.
Langon has also a trainstation chère toi can go to Bordeaux or Agen. On school terms, there is also trains on mornings and evenings to Bordeaux, Agen and small towns and villages (Saint-Macaire, Podensac, Cadillac, ...).
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