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Gironde

French depairtment

Gironde (French pronunciation: ​[ʒiʁɔ̃d]; in Gascon Gironda) is a common name for the Gironde estuary, whaur the mooths o the Garonne an Dordogne rivers merge, an for a depairtment in the Aquitaine region situatit in soothwast Fraunce.

Gironde
Prefectur biggin o the Gironde depairtment, in Bordeaux
Prefectur biggin o the Gironde depairtment, in Bordeaux
Coat o airms o Gironde
Coat o airms
Location of Gironde in Fraunce
Location of Gironde in Fraunce
Coordinates: 44°50′N 0°40′W / 44.833°N 0.667°W / 44.833; -0.667Coordinates: 44°50′N 0°40′W / 44.833°N 0.667°W / 44.833; -0.667
KintraFraunce
RegionAquitaine
PrefecturBordeaux
SubprefectursArcachon
Blaye
Langon
Lesparre-Médoc
Libourne
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilPhilippe Madrelle
Area
 • Total10,000 km2 (4,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot1,409,345
 • Rank8t
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer33
Arrondissements6
Cantons63
Communes542
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger nor 1 km2