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Coordinates: 46°53′49″N 5°01′27″E / 46.8969444444°N 5.02416666667°E / 46.8969444444; 5.02416666667

Commune of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

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Location
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is located in France
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chalon-sur-Saône
Canton Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Intercommunality Trois Rivières du Verdunois
Statistics
Elevation 173–180 m (570–590 ft)
(avg. 180 m/590 ft)
Land area1 7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population2 1,164  (2006)
 - Density 160 /km2 (410 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 71566/ 71350
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.

Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

It is located in southern Burgundy at the confluence of the Doubs and the Saône in the Bresse plain, near Beaune and Chalon-sur-Saône.

It is a very old settlement and played the role of fortified place at the French kingdom frontier during several centuries.

Today it's an agricultural and tourist center well known for fishing, river boating and good eating. The pôchouse is the local dish with different types of river fishes cooked with dry Burgundy white wine ("Bourgogne aligoté") and cream.

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