Nouvelle-Aquitaine

administrative region of France

Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Occitan: Nòva Aquitània) is one of the administrative regions of France. Its capital is Bordeaux.[2]

Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nòva Aquitània  (Occitan)
Akitania Berria  (Basque)
The Château de la Roque in Meyrals
Flag of Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coat of arms of Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France 2016.svg
Country France
PrefectureBordeaux
Departments
Government
 • President of the Regional CouncilAlain Rousset (PS)
Area
 • Total84,036 km2 (32,446 sq mi)
Area rank1st
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
 • Total6,010,289
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s)New-aquitanians
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-NAQ
GDP ()Ranked
Total€ billion (US$ bn)
Per capita€ (US$)
Official languagesFrench
Websitewww.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr

It is in the southwest of France formed in 2014 by three old regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes was the temporary name for the region.

GeographyEdit

 
Map of Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 km2 (32,446 sq mi).[3] It is in southwestern France and borders to the northwest with the Pays de la Loire region, to the north with the Centre-Val de Loire region, to the east with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, to the southwest with the Occitanie region and to the south with Spain.

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine has about 720 km (450 mi) of coast along the Atlantic Ocean.[4]

The distances from Bordeaux, the capital of the region, to other cities are:[5]

RiversEdit

The only main drainage basin in the region is the Atlantic basin; some of the rivers in region, from south to north, are:

MountainsEdit

The territory of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is formed mostly by large plains and low plateaus (50–200 m (160–660 ft) high). In the northern part of the region, the highest point is Mont Bessou with an elevation of 976 m (3,202 ft), in the Massif Central. In the southern part of the region, there are higher mountains in the Pyrenees.

The Pic Palas (42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / 42.84944°N 0.31333°E / 42.84944; 0.31333 (Palas)), at 2,974 m (9,757 ft), is the highest mountain of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.[6] It is in the Pyrenees mountain range of southern Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

The highest point of the different departments in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region are:[7]

Department Mountain Elevation
Charente Rocher aux Oiseaux 368 m (1,207 ft)
Charente-Maritime Bois de Chantemerlière 167 m (548 ft)
Corrèze Mont Bessou 976 m (3,202 ft)
Creuse Forêt de Châteauvert 932 m (3,058 ft)
Dordogne Forêt de Vieillecour 475 m (1,558 ft)
Gironde Colline de Samazeuil 166 m (545 ft)
Landes Colline de Lauret 213 m (699 ft)
Lot-et-Garonne Bois Redon 278 m (912 ft)
Pyrénées-Atlantiques Pic Palas 2,974 m (9,757 ft)
Deux-Sèvres Terrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux 271 m (889 ft)
Vienne Les Frémigis 231 m (758 ft)
Haute-Vienne Puy de Crozat 777 m (2,549 ft)

DepartmentsEdit

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is formed by 12 departments:

ISO
3166-2
Shield Department Prefecture Arr. Cant. Comm. Population
(2014)[8]
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
FR-16   Charente Angoulême 3 19 383 353,853 5,956.0 59.4
FR-17   Charente-Maritime La Rochelle 5 27 469 637,089 6,863.8 92.8
FR-19   Corrèze Tulle 3 19 283 241,340 5,856.8 41.2
FR-23   Creuse Guéret 2 15 258 120,581 5565.4 21.7
FR-24   Dordogne Périgueux 4 25 520 416,350 9,060.0 46.0
FR-33   Gironde Bordeaux 6 33 538 1,526,016 9,975.6 153.0
FR-40   Landes Mont-de-Marsan 2 15 330 400,477 9,242.6 43.3
FR-47   Lot-et-Garonne Agen 4 21 319 333,234 5,360.9 62.2
FR-64   Pyrénées-Atlantiques Pau 3 27 546 667,249 7,644.8 87.3
FR-79   Deux-Sèvres Niort 3 17 293 373,553 5,999.4 62.3
FR-86   Vienne Poitiers 3 19 274 433,203 6,990.4 62.0
FR-87   Haute-Vienne Limoges 3 21 200 376,199 5,520.1 68.2
Total of the Region 41 258 4,413 5,879,144 84,035.8 70.0

Arr. = Arrondissements          Cant. = Cantons          Comm. = Communes

DemographicsEdit

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region had, in 2014, a population of 5,879,144,[9] for a population density of 70.0 inhabitants/km2.

 
Place de la Bourse at night with the Miroir d'eau and tram, Bordeaux

The main cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants (2014) in the region are:

INSEE
code
City Department Population
(2014)
33063 Bordeaux Gironde 246,586
87085 Limoges Haute-Vienne 134,577
86194 Poitiers Vienne 87,435
64445 Pau Pyrénées-Atlantiques 77,489
17300 La Rochelle Charente-Maritime 74,998
33281 Mérignac Gironde 69,301
33318 Pessac Gironde 61,514
79191 Niort Deux-Sèvres 58,311
64102 Bayonne Pyrénées-Atlantiques 48,178
19031 Brive-la-Gaillarde Corrèze 46,961
16015 Angoulême Charente 41,955
33522 Talence Gironde 41,182
64024 Anglet Pyrénées-Atlantiques 38,633
47001 Agen Lot-et-Garonne 34,126
86066 Châtellerault Vienne 31,722
33550 Villenave-d'Ornon Gironde 31,027
40192 Mont-de-Marsan Landes 31,009
24322 Périgueux Dordogne 30,069

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Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. "FRANCE: Nouvelle-Aquitaine".
  3. "Région de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine (75)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  4. "Chiffres clés" (in French). La Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  5. "La ville de Bordeaux". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. "Pic Palas, France/Spain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  7. "France Department High Points". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  8. "Populations légales 2014 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  9. "Populations légales 2014: Recensement de la population - Population des régions" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 March 2017.

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