Aquitaine

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Aquitaine
Region o Fraunce

Flag
Kintra Banner o Fraunce Fraunce
Prefectur Bordeaux
Depairtments
Government
 • Preses Alain Rousset (PS)
Area
 • Total 41,308 km2 (15,949 sq mi)
Population (2008)INSEE
 • Total 3,150,890
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-B
GDP/ Nominal € 85.9 billion (2007)[1]
NUTS Region FR61
Website aquitaine.fr

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.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

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