Pessac

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Pessac
Mairie de Pessac.jpg
Coat of arms of Pessac
Coat of arms
Location of Pessac
Pessac is located in France
Pessac
Pessac
Pessac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Pessac
Pessac
Coordinates: 44°48′24″N 0°37′52″W / 44.8067°N 0.6311°W / 44.8067; -0.6311Coordinates: 44°48′24″N 0°37′52″W / 44.8067°N 0.6311°W / 44.8067; -0.6311
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonPessac-1 and 2
IntercommunalityBordeaux
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Franck Raynal
Area
1
38.82 km2 (14.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
63,808
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33318 /33600
Elevation12–56 m (39–184 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pessac is a commune. It is found in the region Aquitaine in the Gironde department in the southwest of France.

It is in the suburban area of the city of Bordeaux. Like in many suburban cities, the population and urbanisation has increased much since the origins of the town.

Parts of Pessac, like vineyards and parks, though, remain rural. It is the place where wines called "Pessac Léognan" are produced. The commune contains several wine châteaux. The quality of the wines of this area are noticed since at least the eighteenth century, for example by great eighteenth century philosopher Montesquieu. They are many parks in Pessac, here are the main ones:

Pessac is one of the cities (Bordeaux, Pessac, Talence, Gradignan) where the University of Bordeaux stands, on one of the biggest campuses in Europe. The University of Bordeaux is divided into several universities, and Pessac welcomes:

It is the city of birth of early twentieth century movie director Jean Eustache.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.