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Langon and the Garonne
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Jérôme Guillem|
|13.71 km2 (5.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–73 m (0–240 ft) |
(avg. 23 m or 75 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Langon (French pronunciation: [lɑ̃ɡɔ̃] ( listen ); Occitan : Lengon) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Langon serves as the seat of its district, canton and subprefecture. Its inhabitants are called Langonnais.
Langon is in the northern part of the department 48 km (30 mi) southeast of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river. It lies near the border between a wine-growing region (Premières côtes de Bordeaux) and the forest of Landes.
Traditionally it was a stop on the Bordeaux-Toulouse route; the city is now served by the Entre-Deux-Mers autoroute. (A62 Bordeaux-Toulouse).
Langon is also a pivotal point in the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, the waterway and road route constructed to allow the transportation of the fuselage sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner to the final assembly point in Toulouse. These components are brought to Langon by barge, where they are transferred at a specially constructed dock to outsize road vehicles. These then proceed in convoy via an indirect southerly route to Toulouse.
The crane used to unload the barges.
Langon has a railway station on the Bordeaux to Agen line of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Regional network. Train times etc at https://www.ter.sncf.com/nouvelle-aquitaine only available in French.
Buses at Langon are operated under the banner of the Nouvelle Aquitaine regional transport authority. Their website for buses in the area is https://transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr/cars-regionaux/reseau-et-horaires/gironde
Route / Line 501 connects Langon with Bordeaux along the D10 road, via Cadillac,Langoiran and Cambes, on the opposite bank of the river to the railway.
Routes 511 and 512 serve villages to the south and southeast.
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