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Langon, Gironde

Langon
Langon and the Garonne
Langon and the Garonne
Coat of arms of Langon
Coat of arms
Langon is located in France
Langon
Langon
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Langon
Intercommunality Pays de Langon
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe Plagnol
Area1 13.71 km2 (5.29 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 7,409
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33227 / 33210
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Langon is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. Langon serves as the seat of its district, canton and subprefecture. Its inhabitants are called Langonnais.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • Transport 3
  • Sights 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Geography

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.

Population

Transport

Traditionally it was a stop on the Bordeaux-Toulouse route; the city is now served by the Entre-Deux-Mers autoroute. (A62 Bordeaux-Toulouse).

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.[1]

Sights

A visit to Château de Roquetaillade, historical monument is a must [1].


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See also

References

  • INSEE
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