Aquitaine (French pronunciation: ​[a.ki.tɛn], Inglis /ˌækwɪˈtn/; Occitan: Aquitània; Basque: Akitania), archaic Guyenne/Guienne (Occitan: Guiana), is ane o the 27 regions o Fraunce, in the sooth-wastren pairt o metropolitan Fraunce, alang the Atlantic Ocean an the Pyrenees muntain range on the border wi Spain. It comprises the 5 depairtments o Dordogne, Lot et Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes an Gironde. In the Middle Ages Aquitaine wis a kinrick an a duchy, whose bundaries fluctuatit considerably.

Aquitaine
Banner o Aquitaine
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Aquitaine in France.svg
Kintra Fraunce
PrefecturBordeaux
Departments
Govrenment
 • PresesAlain Rousset (PS)
Area
 • Total41308 km2 (15,949 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)INSEE
 • Total3,150,890
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-B
GDP (2007)[1]Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot€85.9 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
NUTS RegionFR61
Websiteaquitaine.fr

DemographicsEedit

Aquitaine consists o 3,150,890 inhabitants equivalent tae 6% o the total French population.

SportEedit

The region is hame tae mony successful sports teams. In particular wirth mentionin are:

Football

Rugby Union is pairticularly popular in the region. Clubs include:

Basketball

Bull-fechtin is an aw popular in the region.

Major Surfin championships regularly tak place on Aquitaine's coast.

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Coordinates: 44°35′N 0°00′E / 44.583°N 0.000°E / 44.583; 0.000