Gradignan is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the Gironde
For the Revolutionary party, see Girondists.Gironde is a common name for the Gironde estuary, where the mouths of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers merge, and for a department in the Aquitaine region situated in southwest France.-History:...

 department in southwestern France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...


It is a suburb
The word suburb mostly refers to a residential area, either existing as part of a city or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city . Some suburbs have a degree of administrative autonomy, and most have lower population density than inner city neighborhoods...

 of the city of Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

 and is located on its southwest side. Thus, it is a member of the metropolitan Urban Community of Bordeaux
Urban Community of Bordeaux
The Urban Community of Bordeaux , also known by its French initials CUB, is the intercommunal structure gathering the city of Bordeaux and some of its suburbs....



Education instituions

Gradignan is a part of the Bordeaux education zone (Académie de Bordeaux).
style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 1.1em; margin-bottom: 0.5em"| List of the educational establishments.
Kindergarten Primary schools Middle schools High schools Universities & higher education
  • Ermitage
  • La Clairière
  • Lange
  • Saint-Géry
  • Les Tourelles
  • Malartic
  • Le Pin Franc
  • Saint-Exupéry
  • Lange
  • Saint-Géry
  • Martinon
  • Malartic
  • Le Pin Franc
  • Collège Fontaines de Monjous
  • Collège Alfred Mauguin
  • Lycée des Graves
  • IUT de Bordeaux 1

  • International relations

    Gradignan has partnerships with: Pfungstadt
    Pfungstadt is a German town of 25,117 inhabitants, in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg in the state of Hesse.The town was first mentioned in 785 as property of the Monastery of Lorsch and got its town rights in 1886 due to its railway station...

    Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

    , since 1996. Figueira da foz
    Figueira da Foz
    Figueira da Foz , also known as Figueira for short, is a municipality in the Coimbra District, in Portugal. It is located at the mouth of the Mondego River, 40 km west of Coimbra, and sheltered by hills ....

    , Portugal
    Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

    , since 1992.

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