Blaye

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Blaye

Vue sur Blaye.jpg
View of the city from the Citadel.
Coat of arms of Blaye
Coat of arms
Blaye is located in France
Blaye
Administration
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Blaye
Canton L'Estuaire
Intercommunality Blaye
Mayor Denis Baldès[1]
(2014–2020)
Statistics
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
Website www.blaye.fr
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. http://www.blaye.fr/mairie/equipe-municipale/. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Blaye (33058)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-33058. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. "Blaye". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Blaye-33390/. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. "Blaye" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-blaye.html. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  5. "Gironde" (in French). habitants.fr. https://www.habitants.fr/gironde-33. 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. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep33.pdf. 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. https://www.insee.fr/fr/metadonnees/cog/communes/COM33227-langon. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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