Podensac

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Podensac
Podensac Église Saint-Vincent 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Podensac
Coat of arms
Podensac is located in France
Podensac
Podensac
Coordinates: 44°39′07″N 0°21′15″W / 44.6519°N 0.3542°W / 44.6519; -0.3542Coordinates: 44°39′07″N 0°21′15″W / 44.6519°N 0.3542°W / 44.6519; -0.3542
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Podensac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Mateille
Area1 8.34 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,609
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 33327 /33720
Elevation 2–25 m (6.6–82.0 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.

Podensac is a commune in the Gironde department. It is located in the famous Bordeaux wine region in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (southwestern France).

Geography[edit]

Podensac is located within the Graves vineyards, on the left bank of the Garonne river, 30 km (19 mi) southeast from Bordeaux and 15 km (9 mi) northwest from Langon.

Population[edit]

At the January 2011 census, there were 2,731 inhabitants in the commune.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,663 —    
1968 1,823 +9.6%
1975 1,925 +5.6%
1982 2,219 +15.3%
1990 2,261 +1.9%
1999 2,267 +0.3%
2008 2,609 +15.1%

Economy[edit]

  • Lillet company (apéritif made of wine and orange liquor). Lillet is famous for being the drink of James Bond in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace films.
  • Maison Des Vins de Graves: a winehouse dedicated to the Graves wines.

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