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Saint-Trelody church
Saint-Trelody church
Coat of arms of Lesparre-Médoc
Coat of arms
Lesparre-Médoc is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Lesparre-Médoc is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3077777778°N 0.936388888889°W / 45.3077777778; -0.936388888889Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 0°56′11″W / 45.3077777778°N 0.936388888889°W / 45.3077777778; -0.936388888889
CantonLe Nord-Médoc
IntercommunalityMédoc Cœur de Presqu'île
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Guiraud[1]
36.97 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33240 /33340
Elevation7–34 m (23–112 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 ft)
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.

Lesparre-Médoc (Occitan: L'Esparra) 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]

Lesparre-Médoc is on the Médoc peninsula on left side of the estuary of the Garonne river. The city is at about 80 km (50 mi) north of Bordeaux.

It has an area of 37.0 km2 (14.3 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 21 m (69 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 10 m (33 ft).[3]

Lesparre-Médoc and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Lesparre-Médoc

Climate[change | change source]

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

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Lesparre-Médoc are known, in French, as Lesparrains (women: Lesparraines).[5]

With a population of 5,604,[6] Lesparre-Médoc has a population density of 152 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Lesparre-Médoc

Administration[change | change source]

Lesparre-Médoc is a sub-prefecture of the Gironde department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Le Nord-Médoc with 39,923 inhabitants (2014).[7]

It is part of the intercommunality Médoc Cœur de Presqu'ile (French: Communauté de communes Médoc Cœur de Presqu'île).

Twin towns[change | change source]

Lesparre-Médoc is twinned with:[4]

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Le Conseil municipal" (in French). Ville de Lesparre-Médoc. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Lesparre-Médoc (33240)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. "Lesparre-Médoc". Map-France.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lesparre-Médoc". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  5. "Gironde" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. "Commune de Lesparre-Médoc (33240)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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