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Vue sur Blaye.jpg
View of the city from the Citadel.
Coat of arms of Blaye
Coat of arms
Blaye is located in France
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Blaye
Canton L'Estuaire
Intercommunality Blaye
Mayor Denis Baldès[1]
Elevation 0–41 m (0–135 ft)
(avg. 21 m/69 ft)
Land area1 6.42 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
Population2 4,769  (2014)
 - Density 743 /km2 (1,920 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33058/ 33390
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: 45°07′43″N 0°39′40″W / 45.1286°N 0.6611°W / 45.1286; -0.6611

Blaye (Occitan: Blaia) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. It is one of the five sub-prefectures of the department.

Geography[change | change source]

Blaye is on the right bank of the Gironde estuary (which is some 3 km (1.9 mi) wide at this point), 56 km (35 mi) to the southeast of Bordeaux.

The commune has an area of 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 21 m (69 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 8 m (26 ft).[3]

Blaye and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Blaye

Climate[change | change source]

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

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Blaye are known, in French, as Blayais (women: Blayaises).[5]

With a population of 4,769,[6] Blaye has a population density of 743 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Blaye

Administration[change | change source]

Blaye is a sub-prefecture of the Gironde department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Blaye and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of L'Estuaire with 41,046 inhabitants (2014).[7]

It is part of the intercommunality Blaye (French: Communauté de communes de Blaye).

Twin towns[change | change source]

Blaye is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Equipe Municipale" (in French). Ville de Blaye. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Blaye (33058)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. "Blaye". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. "Blaye" (in French). Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  5. "Gironde" (in French). Retrieved 18 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 18 May 2017.
  7. "Commune de Langon (33227)" (in French). Géographie administrative et d’étude. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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