Cadillac, Gironde


Cadillac, Gironde

Cadillac

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Cadillac is located in France
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Cadillac
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Cadillac
Intercommunality Coteaux de Garonne
Mayor Hervé Le Taillandier de Gabory
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 3–92 m (9.8–302 ft)
(avg. 18 m/59 ft)
Land area1 5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population2 2,382  (2008)
 - Density 438 /km2 (1,130 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33081/ 33410
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 44°38′14″N 0°19′03″W / 44.6372222222°N 0.3175°W / 44.6372222222; -0.3175

Cadillac is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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Geography

It is directly across the Garonne river from Sauternes, and is known for producing similarly sweet dessert wines under the Cadillac AOC designation.

History

Cadillac was founded in 1280 to serve as a river port for the castle of Benauges by the lord of the castle, Jean I de Grailly.

Population

Historical population of Cadillac, Gironde
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
3204 3748 3340 2961 2582 2365 2382

Sights

Cadillac is the home of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon.

Name

The name of the commune was adopted by Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the founder of Detroit and Governor of Louisiana, on his arrival to what is now the United States. The Cadillac division of General Motors, and Cadillac, Michigan are named after him.

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