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Coordinates: 47°30′03″N 4°41′48″E / 47.500735°N 4.696655°E / 47.500735; 4.696655

Commune of Source-Seine

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Village of Source-Seine
Location
Source-Seine is located in France
Source-Seine
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Venarey-les-Laumes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du pays d'Alésia et de la Seine
Mayor Jean-Louis Bornier
(2009–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 354–523 m (1,160–1,720 ft)
Land area1 16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population2 52  (2009)
 - Density 3 /km2 (7.8 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 21551/ 21690
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.

Source-Seine is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It was formed on 1 January 2009 when Saint-Germain-Source-Seine was fused with Blessey.[1 ]

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Geography

Source-Seine is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-west of Dijon.[2]

True to its name, within Source-Seine is the source of the Seine River. The Seine rises at an elevation of 470 metres (1,542 ft)[3] in a wooded area, marked by signs along the N71 road. Several ditches comprise the source of the Seine, France's second-longest river (the Loire is the longest), which flows 776 kilometres (482 mi) into the English Channel.[2]

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History

What is now Source-Seine saw Gaulic pilgrimage beginning in the 1st century BC.[2] In the late fourth century AD, Roman Emperor Theodosius I ordered the closure of pagan temples at the Seine's source and gave their property to Christian institutions. In accordance with this edict, in the fifth century the abbey of Sainte-Marie-de-Cestra, the closest religious institution to the Seine's source, received a donation from the Roman government.[5]

In the 1600s, rumors of healing powers in the Seine were circulating around Paris. This led to the construction of a grotto dedicated to the Seine Nymph and financed by its residents in the 1800s.[2] The city of Paris officially bought the source of the Seine in 1864. Modern times have seen a wave of coin throwers flocking to the river's source.[2]

The commune of Source-Seine was formed on 1 January 2009 when Saint-Germain-Source-Seine was fused with Blessey.[1 ]

Economy

The area around Source-Seine is noted for its wine.[2]

Demographics

Source-Seine's population has not been measured by a census since its establishment. The most recent French census was in 2006, which counted 28 residents in Saint-Germain-Source-Seine[6] and 24 in Blessey.[7] The combined population of the two former communes would thus be 52 inhabitants.

See also

References

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Template:Infobox Communes de France Source Seine is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It was formed on 1 January 2009 when Saint-Germain-Source-Seine was fused with Blessey.[1]

Contents

Geography

Source Seine is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-west of Dijon.[2]

True to its name, within Source Seine is the source of the Seine River. The Seine rises at an elevation of 470 metres (1,542 ft)[3] in a wooded area, marked by signs along the N71 road. Several ditches comprise the source of the Seine, France's second-longest river (the Loire is the longest), which flows 776 kilometres (482 mi) into the English Channel.[2]

[4]

History

What is now Source Seine saw Gaulic pilgrimage beginning in the 1st century BC.[2] In the late 4th century AD, Roman Emperor Theodosius ordered the closure of pagan temples at the Seine's source and gave their property to Christian institutions. In accordance with this edict, in the 5th century the abbey of Sainte-Marie-de-Cestra, the closest religious institution to the Seine's source, received a donation from the Roman government.[5]

In the 1600s, rumors of healing powers in the Seine were circulating around Paris. This led to the construction of a grotto dedicated to the Seine Nymph and financed by its residents in the 1800s.[2] The city of Paris officially bought the source of the Seine in 1864. Modern times have seen a wave of coin throwers flocking to the river's source.[2]

The commune of Source Seine was formed on 1 January 2009 when Saint-Germain-Source-Seine was fused with Blessey.[6]

Economy

The area around Source Seine is noted for its wine.[2]

Demographics

Source Seine's population has not been measured by a census since its establishment. The most recent French census was in 2006, which counted 28 residents in Saint-Germain-Source-Seine[7] and 24 in Blessey.[8] The combined population of the two former communes would thus be 52 inhabitants.

See also

  • Communes of the Côte-d'Or department

References

  1. "Bienvenue à Source Seine" (in French). Le Bien Public. 17 January 2009. http://www.bienpublic.com/actu/cotedor/20090117.BPA8411.html. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Calder, Simon; Nassif, Aline (22 January 2005). "The Complete Guide To: The River Seine". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/the-complete-guide-to-the-river-seine-487587.html. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  3. "Environment of the Châtillonnais". Châtillonnais Museum. http://www.pays-chatillonnais.fr/page.php?lg=en&rub=01&srub=03. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  4. Garcia, Jocelyne (20 November 2004). "Les sources de la Seine bientôt côte-d'oriennes ?" (in French). Le Bien Public. http://www.bienpublic.com/archives/article.php?a=art&num=000005629&aaaammjj=20041120&g. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  5. Gounand, Pierre (19 September 2003). "qui appartiennent les sources de la Seine?" (in French). Le Bien Public. http://www.bienpublic.com/archives/article.php?a=art&num=000003376&aaaammjj=20030921&g. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  6. "Bienvenue à Source Seine" (in French). Le Bien Public. 17 January 2009. http://www.bienpublic.com/actu/cotedor/20090117.BPA8411.html. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  7. "Enquette annuelle de recensement 2006: Saint-Germain-Source-Seine (21551)" (in French) (PDF). INSEE. June 2007. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/resultats/chiffres-cles/n3/21/n3_21551.pdf. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 
  8. "Enquette annuelle de recensement 2006: Blessey (21084)" (in French) (PDF). INSEE. June 2007. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/resultats/chiffres-cles/n3/21/n3_21084.pdf. Retrieved on 2009-01-25. 

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