Arcachon

commune in Gironde, France

Arcachon (Arcaishon in Gascon) is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Arcachon
Esplanade along the beach of Arcachon
Esplanade along the beach of Arcachon
Coat of arms of Arcachon
Coat of arms
Arcachon is located in France
Arcachon
Arcachon
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Arcachon is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Arcachon
Arcachon
Coordinates: 44°39′N 1°10′W / 44.65°N 1.17°W / 44.65; -1.17Coordinates: 44°39′N 1°10′W / 44.65°N 1.17°W / 44.65; -1.17
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementArcachon
CantonLa Teste-de-Buch
IntercommunalityBassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yves Foulon[1]
Area
1
7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
10,370
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arcachonnais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33009 /33120
Elevation0–45 m (0–148 ft)
(avg. 23 m or 75 ft)
Websitewww.ville-arcachon.fr
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.

It is a popular beach on the Atlantic coast 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of Bordeaux in the Landes forest.

GeographyEdit

The commune of Arcachon has an area of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 23 m (75 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 10 m (33 ft).[3]

Arcachon and its neighboring communes
 

The commune has to the south the La Teste de Buch commune and to the north the Arcachon Bay (French: Bassin d'Arcachon), a bay of the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of France.

ClimateEdit

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

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants of Arcachon are known, in French, as Arcachonnais (women: Arcachonnaises).[5]

With a population of 10,370,[6] Arcachon has a population density of 1,372 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Dax

AdministrationEdit

Arcachon is a subprefecture of the Gironde department since December 2006 when the arrondissement of Arcachon was made.

Twin townsEdit

Arcachon is twinned with:

GalleryEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Le Maire" (in French). Marie d'Arcachon. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Arcachon (33009)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. "City of Arcachon". Map-France.com. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. "Ville d' Arcachon". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  5. "Gironde" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 15 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 15 May 2017.

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