Pessac

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Pessac
Chateau of Haut Brion
Chateau of Haut Brion
Flag of Pessac
Flag
Coat of arms of Pessac
Coat of arms
Location of Pessac
Pessac is located in France
Pessac
Pessac
Pessac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Pessac
Pessac
Coordinates: 44°48′24″N 0°37′52″W / 44.8067°N 0.6311°W / 44.8067; -0.6311Coordinates: 44°48′24″N 0°37′52″W / 44.8067°N 0.6311°W / 44.8067; -0.6311
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementBordeaux
CantonPessac-1 and 2
IntercommunalityBordeaux
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Franck Raynal
Area
1
38.82 km2 (14.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
62,737
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33318 /33600
Elevation12–56 m (39–184 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pessac (Occitan: Peçac) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a member of the metropolis of Bordeaux, being the second-largest suburb of Bordeaux and located just southwest of it. Pessac is also home to the Montesquieu University, the Bordeaux Montaigne University, and the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.

Geography[edit]

Pessac is located in the south of the Bordeaux metro area and is surrounded by Bordeaux, Talence, Gradignan, Canéjan, Cestas, Saint-Jean-d'Illac and Mérignac.

The western part of the commune is part of the Landes de Bordeaux.



Mérignac,
St-Jean-d'Illac


Mérignac


Mérignac, Bordeaux

St-Jean-d'Illac

Pessac

Talence

St-Jean-d'Illac, Cestas

Canéjan

Gradignan

History[edit]

Early in World War II (June 22 1940), the town was the scene of a quadruple execution on the firing range of Verthamon. Four communists militants, one of whom, Roger Rambaud, was not yet 17, were among the escapees from the military prison in Paris, were killed in the utmost secrecy by soldiers of the Third Republic; this case, classified "Secret Defense" for 70 years, has recently been revealed by the historian Jacky Tronel in the history magazine Arkheia.[2]

Neighborhoods[edit]

Neighborhoods of Pessac:[3]

  • Verthamon
  • Les échoppes
  • Brivazac - Candau
  • Noës
  • Pessac-bourg
  • Casino
  • Sardine
  • Chiquet
  • Compostelle - La Paillère
  • Le Monteil
  • CCLAPS - La Chataigneraie
  • Saige - Formanoir
  • 3 M (Macédo, Mirante, Monbalon)
  • France - L'Alouette
  • Cap de Bos
  • Magonty - Romainville
  • Toctoucau

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,430—    
18001,336−6.6%
18061,414+5.8%
18211,349−4.6%
18311,502+11.3%
18361,341−10.7%
18411,708+27.4%
18461,785+4.5%
18512,094+17.3%
YearPop.±%
18562,334+11.5%
18612,537+8.7%
18662,676+5.5%
18724,743+77.2%
18763,103−34.6%
18813,227+4.0%
18863,759+16.5%
18913,944+4.9%
18964,411+11.8%
YearPop.±%
19014,239−3.9%
19064,612+8.8%
19115,234+13.5%
19216,691+27.8%
19268,268+23.6%
193110,706+29.5%
193613,004+21.5%
194617,769+36.6%
195419,226+8.2%
YearPop.±%
196224,281+26.3%
196836,986+52.3%
197551,360+38.9%
198250,267−2.1%
199051,055+1.6%
199956,143+10.0%
200857,632+2.7%
201661,859+7.3%

Education[edit]

9 Kindergartens

15 Grade schools

5 Middle schools

3 High schools

Transportation[edit]

Pessac has a railway station on the westbound line from Bordeaux, Gare de Pessac. Pessac is also served by the urban transport network of the Bordeaux agglomeration, Transports Bordeaux Métropole (TBM).

Pessac is located on line B of the Tramway de Bordeaux.

Personalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Pessac is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ J. Tronel, Pessac : ces quatre fusillés dont on ne parle pas (Pessac: four shot which we do not speak) review Arkheia, n°22, (Montauban, France), 2010.
  3. ^ federation-quartiers-pessac.com Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (site web) Archived 2007-03-19 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ (site web) Archived 2005-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ (site web) Archived 2005-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ (site web : http://www.h-hoster.com/jeanne/index.php)
  8. ^ (site web) Archived 2007-03-20 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ (site web) Archived 2007-03-19 at the Wayback Machine

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