Bordeaux, France

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Bordeaux ( bor-DOH, French: [bɔʁdo] (listen); Gascon Occitan: Bordèu [buɾˈðɛw]; Basque: Bordele) is a port city on the river Garonne in the Gironde department, Southwestern France. It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called "Bordelais" (masculine) or "Bordelaises" (feminine). The term "Bordelais" may also refer to the city and its surrounding region.

The city of Bordeaux proper had a population of 260,958 in 2019 within its small municipal territory of 49 km2 (19 sq mi), but together with its suburbs and exurbs the Bordeaux metropolitan area had a population of 1,363,711 that same year (Jan. 2019 census), the sixth-most populated in France after Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, and Toulouse. The city of Bordeaux and 27 suburban municipalities have formed since 2015 the Bordeaux Metropolis, an indirectly elected metropolitan authority now in charge of wider metropolitan issues, with a population of 814,049 at the Jan. 2019 census.

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