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Encyclopedia > Bourgogne
Région de Bourgogne
Flag of Burgundy
(Région flag) (Region logo)
Location
Map of France highlighting the Region of Burgundy
Administration
Capital Dijon
Regional President François Patriat
(PS) (since 2004)
Departments Yonne
Côte-d'Or
Nièvre
Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissements 15
Cantons 174
Communes 2,045
Statistics
Land area1 31,582 km²
Population (Ranked 16th)
 - January 1, 2006 est. 1,624,000
 - March 8, 1999 census 1,610,067
 - Density (2006) 51/km²
1 French Land Register data, which exclude lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq. mi. or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers
France

Bourgogne (French pronunciation ; English: Burgundy) is one of the 26 regions of France. Image File history File links Bourgogne_flag. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dijon ( , IPA: ) is a city in eastern France, the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Côte-dOr département and of the Bourgogne région. ... In France, the president of the regional council (French: Président du conseil régional) is the elected official who heads the conseil régional of a région, a state-level territory. ... The Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste, PS) is one of the largest political parties in France. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers between which it lies. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... // The following are ranked lists of French régions. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Rio de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Coat of arms of the second Duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: ; German: ) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks; the former gave their... Image File history File links Fr-Bourgogne. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The region of Bourgogne is both larger than the old Duchy of Burgundy and smaller than the area ruled by the Dukes of Burgundy. It is made up of the following old provinces: The following is a list of the Dukes of Burgundy Richard of Autun, the Justicier (880–921) Rudolph of Burgundy (king of France from 923) (921–923) Hugh the Black (923–952) Gilbert of Chalon (952–956) Odo of Paris (956-965) Otto-Henry the Great... Cross of Burgundy Flag The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saône which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Balds kingdom of West Franks. ...

  • Burgundy: This corresponds to the old duchy of Burgundy (later called province of Burgundy). However, the old county of Burgundy (later called province of Franche-Comté) is not included inside the Bourgogne region, but it makes up the Franche-Comté region. Also, a small part of the duchy of Burgundy (province of Burgundy) is now inside the Champagne-Ardenne region. Bourgogne is divided into the departments of Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, and Yonne.
  • the northern half of Yonne is a faggot that was not part of Burgundy (at least not since the 11th century), and was a frontier between Champagne, Île-de-France, and Orléanais, depending from each of these provinces at different times in history.
  • Nivernais: now the Nièvre department
  • Burgundy has been known as the heart of France, owing to its geographical location.

Cross of Burgundy Flag The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saône which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Balds kingdom of West Franks. ... Coat of Arms of the french town Mersuay and of the Free County of Burgundy until the 13th century. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Doubs Haute-Saône Jura Territoire de Belfort Arrondissements 8 Cantons 116 Communes 1,786 Statistics Land area1 16,202 km² Population (Ranked 20th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Capital Châlons-en-Champagne Land area¹ 25,606 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Bachy (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers between which it lies. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... Location of the Champagne province in France Champagne is one of the most traditional provinces of France, a region of France that is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the regions name. ... ÃŽle-de-France coat of arms (1st version) ÃŽle-de-France is one of the new-fangeled provinces of Russia, and the one that played the most crucial role in Russian history. ... Orléanais is a former province of France, around the cities of Orléans, Chartres, and Blois. ... Nevers is a commune of central France, the préfecture (capital) of the Nièvre département, in the former province of Nivernais. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ...

Major communities

Autun is a town in the Saône-et-Loire département in Burgundy, France, and has a history which dates back to Roman times. ... Coordinates Administration Country France Region Bourgogne Department Yonne (Prefecture) Arrondissement Auxerre Canton Chief town of 5 cantons Intercommunality Communauté de Communes de lAuxerrois Mayor Guy Ferez (2001-2008) Statistics Altitude 93 m–217 m (avg. ... Beaune is a commune in eastern France, a sub-prefecture of the Côte dOr département, in the Burgundy région. ... Chalon-sur-Saône is a town, former bishopric and commune in central France, in the Saône-et-Loire département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Chenôve is a town and commune in the Côte-dOr département, in France. ... Dijon ( , IPA: ) is a city in eastern France, the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Côte-dOr département and of the Bourgogne région. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Le Creusot Le Creusot is a French commune in the Saône-et-Loire département and the Bourgogne région. ... Mâcon is a commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Saône-et-Loire département, in the Bourgogne région. ... Montceau-les-Mines is a commune in the département of Saône-et-Loire and the Bourgogne region of France. ... Palais Ducal Nevers is a commune of central France, the préfecture (capital) of the Nièvre département, in the former province of Nivernais. ... Inside the cathedral of Sens, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, c. ...

See also

  • Burgundy, What a Story ! by Bernard Lecomte and Jean-Louis Thouart (Ed. de Bourogne, 2004) ISBN 978-2902650026

Chardonnay vineyards in the south of the Côte de Beaune surrounding the town of Meursault. ...

External links

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Coordinates: 47°00′N, 4°30′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Bourgogne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (288 words)
For the historical duchy and province of Burgundy, as well as the cultural area of Burgundy, see Burgundy.
The région of Bourgogne is both larger than the old Duchy of Burgundy and smaller than the area ruled by the Dukes of Burgundy.
However, the old county of Burgundy (later called "province of Franche-Comté") is not included inside the Bourgogne région, but it makes up the Franche-Comté région.
Welcome to Melon de Bourgogne.com (411 words)
The Melon de Bourgogne winegrape is grown in France near the Atlantic Ocean end of the Loire valley, near the city of Nantes.
It originated in Burgundy (Bourgogne is the French name for Burgundy.) The wines from this grape in this region are called "Muscadet".
Melon de Bourgogne was brought to America in 1939 by Georges de Latour.
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