Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Region
BlasonNouvelleAquitaine.svg
Coat of arms
Country France
PréfectureBordeaux
Highest pointPic Palas
 - locationMassif du Balaïtous, Pyrenees, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
 - elevation2,974 m (9,757 ft)
 - coordinates42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / 42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / 42.84944; 0.31333
Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean
 - elevationm (0 ft)
Area84,035.7 km² (32,446 sq mi) [1]
Population5,879,144 (2014) [2]
Density70 /km² (181 /sq mi)
Subdivisions12 departments
41 arrondissements
258 cantons
4413 communes
PresidentAlain Rousset[3]
TimezoneCET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2FR-NAQ
Nouvelle-Aquitaine (in red) in France
Nouvelle-Aquitaine (in red) in France
Website: Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region

Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Occitan: Nòva Aquitània) is one of the administrative regions of France. Its capital is Bordeaux.[4]

It is in the southwest of France formed in 2014 by three old regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes was the temporary name for the region.

Geography

Map of Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 km2 (32,446 sq mi).[1] It is in southwestern France and borders to the northwest with the Pays de la Loire region, to the north with the Centre-Val de Loire region, to the east with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, to the southwest with the Occitanie region and to the south with Spain.

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine has about 720 km (450 mi) of coast along the Atlantic Ocean.[5]

The distances from Bordeaux, the capital of the region, to other cities are:[6]

Rivers

The only main drainage basin in the region is the Atlantic basin; some of the rivers in region, from south to north, are:

Mountains

The territory of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is formed mostly by large plains and low plateaus (50–200 m (160–660 ft) high). In the northern part of the region, the highest point is Mont Bessou with an elevation of 976 m (3,202 ft), in the Massif Central. In the southern part of the region, there are higher mountains in the Pyrenees.

The Pic Palas (42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / 42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / Palas)), at 2,974 m (9,757 ft), is the highest mountain of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.[7] It is in the Pyrenees mountain range of southern Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

The highest point of the different departments in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region are:[8]

Department Mountain Elevation
Charente Rocher aux Oiseaux 368 m (1,207 ft)
Charente-Maritime Bois de Chantemerlière 167 m (548 ft)
Corrèze Mont Bessou 976 m (3,202 ft)
Creuse Forêt de Châteauvert 932 m (3,058 ft)
Dordogne Forêt de Vieillecour 475 m (1,558 ft)
Gironde Colline de Samazeuil 166 m (545 ft)
Landes Colline de Lauret 213 m (699 ft)
Lot-et-Garonne Bois Redon 278 m (912 ft)
Pyrénées-Atlantiques Pic Palas 2,974 m (9,757 ft)
Deux-Sèvres Terrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux 271 m (889 ft)
Vienne Les Frémigis 231 m (758 ft)
Haute-Vienne Puy de Crozat 777 m (2,549 ft)
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Nieu-Akwitanië
Alemannisch: Neu-Aquitanien
aragonés: Nueva Aquitania
asturianu: Nueva Aquitania
تۆرکجه: نوول-آکیتن
беларуская: Новая Аквітанія
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Нувэль-Акітэн
български: Нова Аквитания
čeština: Nová Akvitánie
Esperanto: Nova Akvitanio
한국어: 누벨아키텐
hrvatski: Nova Akvitanija
Bahasa Indonesia: Aquitaine-Baru
íslenska: Nýja-Akvitanía
italiano: Nuova Aquitania
Lëtzebuergesch: Nei-Aquitaine
Limburgs: Nui-Aquitanië
Nederlands: Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nordfriisk: Nouvelle-Aquitaine
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Yangi Akvitaniya
português: Nova Aquitânia
slovenčina: Nové Akvitánsko
српски / srpski: Нова Аквитанија
українська: Нова Аквітанія
Tiếng Việt: Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Volapük: Nula-Lakitän
West-Vlams: Nouvelle-Aquitaine
粵語: 新阿傑坦