It is bounded to the south by Spain, to the east by the Midi-Pyrenees, to the north by Poitou-Charentes and Limousin and to the west by the
Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay.
Some of the major cities in Aquitaine include Bordeaux, which is the regions capital city,
Biarritz, Pau, and Perigueux.
The Cote d'Argent is one of the most famous coasts in France and attracts thousands of
visitors each year.
The south of the region includes parts of the Pyrenees mountains, which is a very popular
holiday destination, but other places in the Aquitaine region include the largest sand
dunes in Europe called The Dune de Pilat and The Bassin d'Arcachon, which is a large
lagoon famous for its oyster farming.
French is as usual the main language of the region and the only officially recognised
language in the whole of France, but other native languages include the Basque language in
the far south of the region, and various forms of Occitan which includes the Perigord
The grape is by far the largest product of the region and the main industry is wine making, distilling and by-products, which are
not just important to the area as an industry, but also culturally as well.
Forestry is also productive in the north of the region, and this area includes Europe's
largest pine forest.