Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

Verdun-sur-le-Doubs (French pronunciation: ​[vɛʁdœ̃ syʁ lə du], literally Verdun on the Doubs) is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.[2]

Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
A general view of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
A general view of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Coat of arms of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Location of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is located in France
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Coordinates: 46°53′49″N 5°01′27″E / 46.8969°N 5.0242°E / 46.8969; 5.0242Coordinates: 46°53′49″N 5°01′27″E / 46.8969°N 5.0242°E / 46.8969; 5.0242
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementChalon-sur-Saône
CantonGergy
IntercommunalitySaône Doubs Bresse
Area
1
7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
1,060
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71566 /71350
Elevation173–180 m (568–591 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Position and historyEdit

It is in the south-centre of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté at the confluence of the Doubs and the Saône in the Bresse plain, near Beaune and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-east of Chalon-sur-Saône.

It has been more than a farmstead since early medieval times and acted as a fortified place at the French kingdom's frontier for several centuries.

As to the German military administration in occupied France during World War II Verdun-sur-le-Doubs was on the north-south Demarcation Line.

Community of communesEdit

Since 2014, Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is part of the Communauté de communes Saône Doubs Bresse.[2]

EconomyEdit

Today it is, aside from retirement, a highly agricultural and touristic local economy well known for fishing, river boating, local produce and cuisine. Pôchouse is the local dish of various freshwater fish, dry Burgundy white wine (Bourgogne aligoté), cream, herbs and seasoning.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b Commune de Verdun-sur-le-Doubs (71566), INSEE

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