Madiran

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Madiran
Madiran is located in France
Madiran
Madiran
Coordinates: 43°32′58″N 0°03′28″W / 43.549516°N 0.05787°W / 43.549516; -0.05787Coordinates: 43°32′58″N 0°03′28″W / 43.549516°N 0.05787°W / 43.549516; -0.05787
CountryFrance
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
DepartmentHautes-Pyrénées
ArrondissementTarbes
CantonCastelnau-Rivière-Basse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)Francis Dutour
Area
 • Land115.02 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2536
 • Population2 density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code65296 / 65700
Elevation133–262 m (436–860 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 ft)

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.
 
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Madiran
Madiran is located in France
Madiran
Madiran
Coordinates: 43°32′58″N 0°03′28″W / 43.549516°N 0.05787°W / 43.549516; -0.05787Coordinates: 43°32′58″N 0°03′28″W / 43.549516°N 0.05787°W / 43.549516; -0.05787
CountryFrance
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
DepartmentHautes-Pyrénées
ArrondissementTarbes
CantonCastelnau-Rivière-Basse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)Francis Dutour
Area
 • Land115.02 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2536
 • Population2 density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code65296 / 65700
Elevation133–262 m (436–860 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 ft)

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.

Madiran is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

It is the centre of a wine producing area.

Madiran wine[edit]

Wine is produced around Madiran under three Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (AOCs): Madiran for powerful red wines primarily from the grape variety Tannat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh for sweet white wines and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec for dry white wines primarily from the grape varieties Courbu and Petit Manseng. The production area for Madiran wine, which consists of 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres) of vineyards, is spread over three departments of France—Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques—and is a part of the South West France wine region.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CIVSO: AOC MADIRAN carte d'identité, accessed on May 17, 2008