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Full nameBordeaux
Native nameBordèu
City mottoLilia sola regunt lunam undas castra leonem.
"The fleur-de-lis alone rules over the moon, the waves, the castle, and the lion"
Cantonchief town of 8 cantons
MayorAlain Juppé (UMP) (2008 2014)
Land Area19.1 sq mi (49.36 km2)
Total Population250082 (9th in France) (2008 estimate)
- Density13122.2/sq mi (5066.5/km2)
Urban Area408 sq mi (1057 km2)
-- Population805000 (2007 estimate)
Metro Area1495.8 sq mi (3875.2 km2)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)

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Bordeaux (-frbɔʁdo-Fr-Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwest France, with an estimated (2008) population of 250,082. The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called Bordelais.

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo, while the wine economy in the metro area moves 14.5 billion euros each year. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.

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