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Coordinates: 46°46′59″N 4°44′37″E / 46.7830555556°N 4.74361111111°E / 46.7830555556; 4.74361111111

Commune of Givry

Givry (S et L) Halle ronde.jpg
Circular grain market (Halle au Blé), by F. Narjoux of Chalon, 1825-30
Location
Givry, Saône-et-Loire is located in France
Givry, Saône-et-Loire
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chalon-sur-Saône
Canton Givry
Intercommunality Le grand Chalon
Mayor Daniel Villeret
Statistics
Elevation 181–447 m (590–1,470 ft)
(avg. 209 m/690 ft)
Land area1 26.03 km2 (10.05 sq mi)
Population2 3,845  (2006)
 - Density 148 /km2 (380 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 71221/ 71640
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.

Givry is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

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Geography

Located 10 km (6 miles) from Chalon-sur-Saône (Burgundy's second largest city), Givry is a nice town, famous for its listed monuments and its wines. Surrounded on the South-east by the commune's forest, and on the West by vineyards, the commune of Givry also includes three charming hamlets: Cortiambles, Poncey and Russilly.

History

Givry's foundation dates back to the Gallo-Roman era. Its fortifications were built in the Middle Ages. As of the 18th century, several architectural works were established. Givry's AOC wine makes part of the Côte Chalonnaise wealth. It is said that Givry's wine was French king Henry IV's favorite one.

Givry's population evenly rises, as the town is a greatly prized residential area. Turned towards tourism, the town is crossed by the Green Way.

Twin towns

Givry is twinned with:

See also

References

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