Soulac-sur-Mer

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Soulac-sur-Mer
Commune
Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica,  a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998
Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998
Coat of arms of Soulac-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Soulac-sur-Mer is located in France
Soulac-sur-Mer
Soulac-sur-Mer
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Soulac-sur-Mer is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Soulac-sur-Mer
Soulac-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 1°07′25″W / 45.5119°N 1.1236°W / 45.5119; -1.1236Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 1°07′25″W / 45.5119°N 1.1236°W / 45.5119; -1.1236
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Lesparre-Médoc
Canton Le Nord-Médoc
Intercommunality Pointe du Médoc
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Xavier Pintat
Area1 28.89 km2 (11.15 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,714
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 33514 /33780
Elevation 0–25 m (0–82 ft)
(avg. 12 m or 39 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.

Soulac-sur-Mer is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It's a seaside resort on the côte d'Argent, in the Medoc peninsula, at 12 km from Royan and 86 km from Bordeaux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793742—    
1800673−9.3%
1806651−3.3%
1821656+0.8%
1831801+22.1%
1836768−4.1%
1841814+6.0%
1846840+3.2%
1851950+13.1%
18561,101+15.9%
18611,165+5.8%
18661,315+12.9%
18721,185−9.9%
1876716−39.6%
1881720+0.6%
1886813+12.9%
1891993+22.1%
18961,349+35.9%
19011,388+2.9%
19061,601+15.3%
19111,650+3.1%
19211,672+1.3%
19261,586−5.1%
19312,043+28.8%
19362,009−1.7%
19461,883−6.3%
19542,097+11.4%
19622,113+0.8%
19682,198+4.0%
19752,387+8.6%
19822,536+6.2%
19902,790+10.0%
19992,720−2.5%
20082,714−0.2%

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Soulac-sur-Mer is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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