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View of the city from the Citadel.
View of the city from the Citadel.
Coat of arms of Blaye
Coat of arms
Blaye is located in France
Location in France
Blaye is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Location in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Blaye
Canton L'Estuaire
Intercommunality Blaye
6.42 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
 • Density 742.8/km2 (1,923.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Blayais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33058 /33390
Elevation 0–41 m (0–135 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Blaye (Occitan: Blaia) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. It is one of the five sub-prefectures of the department.


Blaye is on the right bank of the Gironde estuary (which is some 3 km (1.9 mi) wide at this point), 56 km (35 mi) to the southeast of Bordeaux.

The commune has an area of 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi), and its average altitude is 21 m (69 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 8 m (26 ft).

Blaye and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Blaye


The climate of Blaye is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.


The inhabitants of Blaye are known, in French, as Blayais (women: Blayaises).

With a population of 4,769, Blaye has a population density of 743 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Blaye


Blaye is a sub-prefecture of the Gironde department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Blaye and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of L'Estuaire with 41,046 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Blaye (French: Communauté de communes de Blaye).

Twin towns

Blaye is twinned with:


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