Aquitaine Environment

  • The Aquitaine region, located in the South West of France is appreciated for its pleasant climate throughout the year and especially for its warm weather in summer.
  • Aquitaine provides its population and visitors with a good environment and an excellent life quality. Aquitaine is the largest French region but quite under populated.
  • All its inhabitants are mainly gathered in the urban areas, such as Bordeaux or Pau, whereas countryside and seaside areas carry on to attract more and more foreigners and especially the British, every year.

Aquitaine Climate
Climate Type Mild coastal, humid.
Average temperature Summer:22°c, Winter 5°c.
Average sunshine 2,200 hours per year.(Bordeaux)
Average rainfall Summer: 50mm, Winter 120mm. Equivalent to 947 mm per year(Bordeaux.
Aquitaine Population

Aquitaine consists of 2 908 359 inhabitants equivalent to 5% of the total French population.

Population estimation by 2030: increase of 16% to reach 3,6 millions inhabitants

Population density 70 inhabitants per compared to the total of France of 108,2 inhabitants per
Population age range

29 % of the population is 25 years old or less.

19 % of population is 65 years old or more.

Foreigners More than 1 million of the population is considerated as foreigner people.
Housing in Aquitaine
Housing Stock More than 1,5 millions of habitations in Aquitaine.
Second homes Total number of second homes are equivalent to 12% of all housing.
Current Trend Constant increase of + 1,7 % every year for primary residence and +2,5% for second residence.
Ownership 62,84% of owners among all housing.
Average Property prices

Gironde: Sale=2791,21€/m2 Rent= 11,22€/m2/month

Lot et Garonne: Sale= 1648,48€/m2 .

Pyrénées Atlantique: Sale= 3112,91€/m2 Rent =9,62€/m2/mth.

Dordogne : Sale= 1768,61€/m2 Rent= 8,54€/m2/month.

Landes :Sale= 3229,25€/m2.

Urban Areas in Aquitaine
Surface area Urban areas account for 17% of all Aquitaine.
Population repartition Urban areas account for 70% of all Aquitaine inhabitants.
Regional Capital Bordeaux with more than 753 000 inhabitants.
Mains urban areas Pau (+181000 inhabitants), Bayonne (+179000 inhabitants).
Rural Areas in Aquitaine
Surface area Rural areas account for 83% of all Aquitaine.
Population repartition Rural areas account for less than 1/3 of inhabitants.
Mains rural areas Labouheyre (+2500 inhabitants, Tosse (+2600 inhabitants.

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