Marcigny

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

Marcigny
A general view of Marcigny
A general view of Marcigny
Coat of arms of Marcigny
Coat of arms
Location of Marcigny
Marcigny is located in France
Marcigny
Marcigny
Marcigny is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Marcigny
Marcigny
Coordinates: 46°16′32″N 4°02′32″E / 46.2756°N 4.0422°E / 46.2756; 4.0422Coordinates: 46°16′32″N 4°02′32″E / 46.2756°N 4.0422°E / 46.2756; 4.0422
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementCharolles
CantonParay-le-Monial
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Carole Chenuet Gaillard[1]
Area
1
8.15 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,754
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71275 /71110
Elevation237–338 m (778–1,109 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

Marcigny was the site of the first Cluniac nunnery, founded in 1056. St Anselm was unsuccessful in attempting to enroll his sister Richeza there after the death of her husband amid the First Crusade. Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois, mother of King Stephen of England, died in a convent here in 1137.

EconomyEdit

The major manufacturer of the city is Emile Henry (ceramic).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.