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Arcachon Promenade.jpg
Esplanade along the beach of Arcachon
Coat of arms of Arcachon
Coat of arms
Arcachon is located in France
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Arcachon
Canton La Teste-de-Buch
Intercommunality Bassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique
Mayor Yves Foulon[1]
Elevation 0–45 m (0–148 ft)
(avg. 23 m/75 ft)
Land area1 7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population2 10,370  (2014)
 - Density 1,372 /km2 (3,550 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33009/ 33120
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.

Coordinates: 44°39′N 1°10′W / 44.65°N 1.17°W / 44.65; -1.17

Arcachon (Arcaishon in Gascon) is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

It is a popular beach on the Atlantic coast 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of Bordeaux in the Landes forest.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Arcachon has an area of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 23 m (75 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 10 m (33 ft).[3]

Arcachon and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Arcachon

The commune has to the south the La Teste de Buch commune and to the north the Arcachon Bay (French: Bassin d'Arcachon), a bay of the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of France.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Arcachon is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Arcachon are known, in French, as Arcachonnais (women: Arcachonnaises).[5]

With a population of 10,370,[6] Arcachon has a population density of 1,372 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Dax

Administration[change | change source]

Arcachon is a subprefecture of the Gironde department since December 2006 when the arrondissement of Arcachon was made.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Arcachon is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le Maire" (in French). Marie d'Arcachon. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Arcachon (33009)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. "City of Arcachon". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. "Ville d' Arcachon" (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  5. "Gironde" (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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