Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Saint-Jean-de-Losne (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ də lon], literally Saint John of Losne) is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It is about 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Dijon.

Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Bridge over the Saône River
Bridge over the Saône River
Coat of arms of Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Location of Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Saint-Jean-de-Losne is located in France
Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Saint-Jean-de-Losne is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Coordinates: 47°06′14″N 5°15′53″E / 47.1039°N 5.2647°E / 47.1039; 5.2647Coordinates: 47°06′14″N 5°15′53″E / 47.1039°N 5.2647°E / 47.1039; 5.2647
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementBeaune
CantonBrazey-en-Plaine
IntercommunalityRives de Saône
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Marie-Line Duparc
Area
1
0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
1,080
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21554 /21170
Elevation179–182 m (587–597 ft)
(avg. 184 m or 604 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

 
Monument commemorating the 1636 siege, by Mathurin Moreau

Despite its size, the town's position on the Saône River meant it featured in a number of battles. In October 1636, during the Thirty Years War, the fortress was besieged by an Imperial army; the garrison commander, Mothe-Houdancourt, held out long enough to be relieved.[2]

During the closing stages of the Napoleonic Wars in January 1814, the local inhabitants repelled several attempts by the Austrians to seize the bridge. In recognition, Napoleon awarded the town the Legion of Honour, which still appears on the coat of arms.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,528—    
19681,623+6.2%
19751,605−1.1%
19821,476−8.0%
19901,342−9.1%
19991,257−6.3%
20081,204−4.2%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Jacques 2007, p. 880.

SourcesEdit

  • Jacques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: P-Z. Greenwood. ISBN 978-0313335396.