Lesparre-Médoc

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Lesparre-Médoc
The church in Lesparre
The church in Lesparre
Coat of arms of Lesparre-Médoc
Coat of arms
Location of Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc is located in France
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lesparre-Médoc
Lesparre-Médoc
Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3078°N 0.9364°W / 45.3078; -0.9364Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3078°N 0.9364°W / 45.3078; -0.9364
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLesparre-Médoc
CantonLe Nord-Médoc
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Guiraud
Area
1
36.97 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,892
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33240 /33340
Elevation7–34 m (23–112 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lesparre-Médoc (French pronunciation: ​[lɛspaʁ medɔk]; Occitan: L'Esparra) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Geography[edit]

Lesparre is on the Médoc peninsula about 80 km north of Bordeaux.

History[edit]

In the High Middle Ages it was the site of castle. The troubadour Aimeric de Belenoi was born here.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793818—    
1800800−2.2%
1806919+14.9%
1821950+3.4%
18311,232+29.7%
18361,404+14.0%
18411,521+8.3%
18461,605+5.5%
18511,677+4.5%
18563,482+107.6%
18613,633+4.3%
18663,726+2.6%
18723,656−1.9%
18763,794+3.8%
18814,145+9.3%
18864,059−2.1%
18913,972−2.1%
18964,038+1.7%
19013,959−2.0%
19063,840−3.0%
19113,699−3.7%
19213,267−11.7%
19263,419+4.7%
19313,422+0.1%
19363,219−5.9%
19463,101−3.7%
19543,378+8.9%
19623,443+1.9%
19683,563+3.5%
19753,814+7.0%
19824,217+10.6%
19904,661+10.5%
19994,855+4.2%
20085,394+11.1%

International relations[edit]

Lesparre is twinned with Drayton in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Subventions à la baisse, la grogne des associations". sudouest.fr. Retrieved 9 April 2018.