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Aquitaine, is one of the 26 regions of France, in the south-western part of metropolitan France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain. It comprises the 5 departments of Dordogne, Lot et Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes and Gironde. In the Middle Ages Aquitaine was a kingdom and later a duchy, with boundaries considerably larger than the modern ones.

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Area: 41,308 sq. km
Admin HQ: Bordeaux
NUTS Region:FR61
Population: 3,150,890 (2006 est.)



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