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Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 4°39′36″E / 46.4352777778°N 4.66°E / 46.4352777778; 4.66

Commune of Cluny

Blason ville Cluny.svg
Cluny today.jpg
Location
Cluny is located in France
Cluny
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Cluny
Mayor Robert Rolland
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 226–574 m (740–1,880 ft)
(avg. 248 m/810 ft)
Land area1 23.71 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Population2 4,835  (2006)
 - Density 204 /km2 (530 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 71137/ 71250
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cluny or Clugny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. It is 20 km north west of Mâcon.

The town grew up around the Benedictine Cluny Abbey, founded by Duke William I of Aquitaine in A.D. 910. The height of Cluniac influence was from the second half of the 10th century through the early 12th.

The abbey was sacked by the Huguenots in 1562 and many of the valuable manuscripts were destroyed or removed.

Coat of arms in the 17th and 18th centuries

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Geography

The river Grosne flows northward through the commune and crosses the town.

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1911 encyclopedia

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Simple English

Cluny is a city in eastern France. It lies in the region of Burgundy. The city grew around the Abbey of Cluny in the 10th century. The town of Mâcon is about 30 km to the southeast. Lyon is about 60km to the south. Today, about 4.400 people live in the city.


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