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Bordeaux


Located near the Atlantic Coast on the River Garonne in southwestern France, Bordeaux is the capital city of both the Aquitaine region and the prefecture of the Gironde department. As of 2010, the city had a population of 239,157, with 1,127,776 people living in the city's metropolitan area.


Key Facts about Bordeaux


Here are some facts about Bordeaux:
  1. Bordeaux is a port city in southwestern France.

  2. Bordeaux is located on the Rver Garonne near the Atlantic Coast.

  3. Bordeaux is the capital city of both the Aquitaine region and the prefecture of the Gironde department.

  4. As of 2010, Bordeaux had a population of 239,157, with 1,127,776 people living in the metropolitan area.

  5. People who live in Bordeaux are known as "Bordelais" (men) or "Bordelaises" (women).

  6. Bordeaux's nicknames are "La perle d'Aquitaine" (the pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (the Sleeping Beauty). The latter nickname refers to the center of city, which was once blackened by pollution (although this is in fact no longer the case).

  7. Bordeaux is known as a key city in the wine industry:

    • Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since at least the 8th century.

    • Bordeaux is home to the world's largest wine fair, Vinexpo.

    • Wine is a major contributor to Bordeaux's economy. It has been estimated it contributes 14.5 billion euro's to the city's economy each year.

  8. The historic part of Bordeaux is listed a UNESCOM World Heritage Site for its 18th century buildings.



Weather in Bordeaux


Bordeaux is generally considered to have an oceanic climate, although Winters can be milder (because of westerly winds from the Atlantic), and Summers warmer (because of the influence of the nearby Bay of Biscay), than many other areas classified similarly.

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