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Burgundy
Bourgogne
—  Region of France  —

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Country France
Prefecture Dijon
Departments
Government
 - President François Patriat (PS)
Area
 - Total 31,582 km2 (12,193.9 sq mi)
Population (2008-01-01)
 - Total 1,631,000
 Density 51.6/km2 (133.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Region FR2
Website cr-bourgogne.fr

Burgundy (French: Bourgogne, About this sound French pronunciation ) is one of the 26 regions of France.

The region of Burgundy 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:

Major communities

See also

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Coordinates: 47°00′N 4°30′E / 47°N 4.5°E / 47; 4.5


Bourgogne
Flag Region logo
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Location
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Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Administration
Country France
NUTS Region FR2
Départements 4
Capital Dijon
President François Patriat (PS)
Basic statistics
Area  31,582 km² (12,194 sq mi)
Population 1,631,000 (01/2008)
(Ranked 16th)
 - Density 52 /km² (134 /sq mi)
Other information
Website cr-bourgogne.fr


Bourgogne ( French pronunciation ; English: Burgundy) is one of the 26 regions of France.

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:

  • Burgundy: Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, and southern half of Yonne. 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.
  • Nivernais: now the Nièvre department
  • the northern half of Yonne is a territory 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.

A Quadripartite agreement was made between Central Bohemia, Opole, Bourgogne and Rhineland Palatinate in 2003 that gave rise to many activities such as a Students European Contest created in 2005, or the students literary prize.

Major communities

See also

External links

Coordinates: 47°00′N 4°30′E / 47°N 4.5°E / 47; 4.5


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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Burgundy (French, Bourgogne) [1] is an inland region of east-central France, located to the south-east of the French capital city Paris. Noted for its rich history, Burgundy is probably most famous for the wines of the same name, as well as several other important varieties.

Burgundy has a rich inheritance of remarkable buildings, castles, Roman churches, and its vineyards are some of the most prestigious and its gastronomy is famous.

Lakes and forests, fishing, walking or riding. The Nievre in Burgundy possesses a vast area of wild countryside ideal both for sport and cultural activities. Lands with different tastes to discover, gentle landscapes with the river Loire and hillsides covered with vineyards.

Wine is unmistakably the most well known product in Burgundy. From North to south on soils carefully exposed grows with ease the well known names of wines which are so famous to this region. Chablis, Côteaux de l’Auxerrois, Côte-de-Nuits, Côte-de-Beaune, Hautes-Côtes, Côtes Chalonnaise et Mâconnais, and of course Pouilly-sur-Loire.

Regions

Départements:

  • Yonne
  • Côte-d'Or
  • Nièvre
  • Saône-et-Loire
  • Semur-en-Auxois - a Medieval town in the heart of the Cote d'Or, situated on the banks of the river Armancon.

Talk

As with the rest of France, the language widely spoken is French. Refer to the French phrasebook for key French phrases. As far as English is concerned, it is quite likely that tourists will be able to find English speakers in tourist areas, namely just the city of Dijon. As soon as you venture into less populated areas, knowledge of French will become essential.

  • Le Beaujolais Est Arrivé! - Every 3rd Thursday of November, the new Beaujolais Nouveau wine arrives at bars and restaurants across France and select places around the world. This wine, from the historical Beaujolais province and wine producing region which is located north of Lyon, and covers parts of the northern part of the Rhône département (Rhône-Alpes) and parts of the southern part of the Saône-et-Loire département, is a young wine meant to be drunk as soon as possible as it does not age very well.
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Wiktionary

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Proper noun

Bourgogne

  1. A région of France.
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Wikispecies

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