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Top:View o Bourse Palace an Garonne River, Middle left:View ot Saint-Andre Cathedral and Bordeax Tramway, Middle right:Night view of Allees du Tourny and Maison de Vin, Bottom left:Front of Palais Rohan Hotel, Bottom center:Meriadeck Commercial Center, Bottom right:Pierre Bridge in Garonne River

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Motto: Lilia sola regunt lunam undas castra leonem.
"The fleur-de-lis alone rules over the moon, the waves, the castle, and the lion"
Bordeaux is located in France
Coordinates: 44°50′19″N 0°34′42″W / 44.8386°N 0.5783°W / 44.8386; -0.5783Coordinates: 44°50′19″N 0°34′42″W / 44.8386°N 0.5783°W / 44.8386; -0.5783
Kintra Fraunce
Region Aquitaine
Depairtment Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Intercommunality Bordeaux
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Juppé (UMP)
 • Urban (2008 estimate) 1,057 km2 (408 sq mi)
 • Metro (2008 estimate) 3,875.2 km2 (1,496.2 sq mi)
 • Land1 49.36 km2 (19.06 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Rank 9t in Fraunce
 • Urban (2008 estimate) 832,605
 • Urban density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Metro (2008 estimate) 1,105,000 (6t in Fraunce)
 • Population2 235,891
 • Population2 Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33063

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Bordeaux (French pronunciation: [bɔʁdo] ( listen); Gascon: Bordèu) is a port ceety on the Garonne River in soothwast Fraunce, wi an estimatit (2008) population o 250,082. The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan aurie, haes a population o 1,010,000 an constitutes the saxt-lairgest urban aurie in Fraunce. It is the caipital o the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefectur o the Gironde depairtment. Its inhabitants are cried Bordelais.

Bordeaux is the warld's major wine industry caipital. It is hame tae the warld's main wine fair, Vinexpo,[1] while the wine economy in the metro aurie moves 14.5 billion euros each year.[2] Bordeaux wine haes been produced in the region syne the aicht century. The historic pairt o the ceety is on the UNESCO Warld Heritage Leet as "an ootstaundin urban an architectural ensemble" o the 18t century.[3]

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  4. "Bristol City - Town twinning". © 2009 Bristol City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  5. "International Relations of the City of Porto". © 2006-2009 Municipal Directorateofthe PresidencyServices InternationalRelationsOffice. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  6. "Saint Petersburg in figures - International and Interregional Ties". Saint Petersburg City Government. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
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  8. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  9. "Samsun- Bordeaux işbirliği sözleşmesini imzalandı" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2010-11-22. 

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