Aquitaine is a region in the soutwest of France. It was important to French history during the Middle Ages because it came into the control of England when Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England in 1152. It remained in English control until 1453 at the end of the Hundred Years' War.
Today's capital is Bordeaux, with about 800.000 people living in the city. About 3 million people live in the whole region.