Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois (French pronunciation: ​[səmyʁ ɑ̃.n‿o(k)swa]) is a commune of the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. The engineers Edmé Régnier L'Aîné (1751–1825) and Émile Dorand (1866-1922), and the Encyclopédiste Philippe Guéneau de Montbeillard (1720–1785) were born in Semur-en-Auxois, while the military engineer Vauban (1633–1707) was educated at the Carmelite college.

Semur-en-Auxois
The Pinard Bridge in Semur-en-Auxois
The Pinard Bridge in Semur-en-Auxois
Coat of arms of Semur-en-Auxois
Location of Semur-en-Auxois
Semur-en-Auxois is located in France
Semur-en-Auxois
Semur-en-Auxois
Semur-en-Auxois is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Semur-en-Auxois
Semur-en-Auxois
Coordinates: 47°29′29″N 4°20′01″E / 47.4914°N 4.3336°E / 47.4914; 4.3336Coordinates: 47°29′29″N 4°20′01″E / 47.4914°N 4.3336°E / 47.4914; 4.3336
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementMontbard
CantonSemur-en-Auxois
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Catherine Sadon
Area
1
19.14 km2 (7.39 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
4,131
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21603 /21140
Elevation237–423 m (778–1,388 ft)
(avg. 286 m or 938 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Semur-en-Auxois has a medieval core, built on a pink granite bluff more than half-encircled by the River Armançon. The river formerly provided motive power for tanneries and mills, but its flow is now somewhat reduced by the Lac de Pont. The dam was built upstream in the 19th century to provide water for the Canal de Bourgogne.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 4,617—    
1800 4,291−7.1%
1806 5,065+18.0%
1821 5,053−0.2%
1831 4,544−10.1%
1836 4,035−11.2%
1846 4,129+2.3%
1851 3,971−3.8%
1856 3,708−6.6%
1861 3,590−3.2%
1866 3,760+4.7%
1872 3,765+0.1%
1876 4,130+9.7%
1881 4,307+4.3%
1886 3,894−9.6%
1891 3,908+0.4%
1896 3,835−1.9%
YearPop.±%
1901 3,655−4.7%
1906 3,512−3.9%
1911 3,411−2.9%
1921 3,009−11.8%
1926 3,042+1.1%
1931 3,024−0.6%
1936 3,017−0.2%
1946 3,257+8.0%
1954 3,324+2.1%
1962 3,399+2.3%
1968 3,812+12.2%
1975 4,334+13.7%
1982 4,619+6.6%
1990 4,545−1.6%
1999 4,453−2.0%
2008 4,240−4.8%

SportEdit

Semur-en-Auxois was the start of Stage 6 in the 2007 Tour de France.

International relationsEdit

Semur-en-Auxois is twinned with:

SightsEdit

 
An overview of Semur-en-Auxois
 
The Joly Bridge
  • The church, La Collégiale Notre-Dame, was started in 1225 and built in flamboyant Gothic style. It was restored in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc. The north tympanum depicts the legend of St. Thomas.
  • La porte Sauvigny, built in the 15th century, marks the entrance to the city
  • The fortified castle, built in the 13th century and dismantled in the 17th century. Parts visible today are:
    • La tour de l'Orle d'Or, with a height of 44 metres and walls 5 metres thick
    • La tour de la Gehenne
    • La tour de la Prison
    • La tour Margot, behind the theatre.
  • Bridges of the city crossing the Armançon:
    • Le pont Joly, which provides a picturesque view of the city
    • Le pont Pinard
    • Le pont des Minimes
  • The ramparts provide a promenade with views of the river

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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