Langon, Gironde

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Langon and the Garonne.
Coat of arms of Langon
Coat of arms
Langon is located in France
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Le Sud-Gironde
Intercommunality Le Sud Gironde
Mayor Philippe Plagnol[1]
Elevation 0–73 m (0–240 ft)
(avg. 37 m/121 ft)
Land area1 13.71 km2 (5.29 sq mi)
Population2 7,396  (2014)
 - Density 539 /km2 (1,400 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33227/ 33210
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°33′14″N 0°14′54″W / 44.5538888889°N 0.248333333333°W / 44.5538888889; -0.248333333333

Langon (Gascon: Lengon) 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]

Langon is in the southeastern part of the department 48 km (30 mi) to the southeast of Bordeaux. The city is on the left side of the Garonne river, near the border between the Graves wine region and the Landes forest.

The commune has an area of 13.7 km2 (5.3 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 37 m (121 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 20 m (66 ft).[3]

Langon and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Langon

The commune is surrounded by the communes Saint-Pierre-de-Mons to the east, Coimères to the southeast, Mazères to the south, Roaillan to the southwest, Fargues to the west and Toulenne to the northwest. Across the Garonne river are Saint-Maixant to the north and Saint-Macaire to the northeast.

Climate[change | change source]

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

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Langon are known, in French, as Langonnais (women: Langonnaises).[5]

With a population of 7,396,[6] Langon has a population density of 539 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Langon

Administration[change | change source]

Langon is a sub-prefecture of the Gironde department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Langon and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Le Sud-Gironde with 39,445 inhabitants (2014).[7]

It is part of the intercommunality Le Sud Gironde (French: Communauté de communes du Sud Gironde).

Twin towns[change | change source]

Langon is twinned with:[8]

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Le Conseil Municipal" (in French). Ville de Langon. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Langon (33227)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. "Langon". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. "Langon" (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.
  8. "Jumelage" (in French). Ville de Langon. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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