|Prefectur biggin o the Côte-d'Or depairtment, in Dijon|
|• Preses o the General Cooncil||François Sauvadet (NC)|
|• Total||8,763 km2 (3,383 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||723 m (2,372 ft)|
|• Density||61/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lochs, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2|
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History[edit | edit source]
Geografie[edit | edit source]
A chain o hills cried the Plateau de Langres runs frae north-east tae sooth-wast through the depairtment tae the north o Dijon an continues sooth-wastwards as the Côte d'Or escairpment, which is named frae the depairtment's name. It is the sooth-east facin slope o the escairpment which is the steid o the celebratit Burgundy vineyards. Tae the wast o the Plateau de Langres, towards Champagne, lies the densely woodit destrict o Châtillonais. Tae the sooth-east o the plateau an escairpment, the depairtment lies in the broad, flat-bottomed valley o the middle course o the Saône.
- The Saône
- The Seine rises in the soothren end o the Plateau de Langres.
- The Ouche rises on the dip slope o the escairpment an flows tae the Saône via Dijon.
- The Armançon rises on the dip slope o the escairpment an flows north-wastward.
- The Arroux rises on the dip slope o the escarpment at the soothren end o the depairtment.
Climate[edit | edit source]
The climate o the depairtment is temperate, wi abundant rain on the wast side o the central range.
Politics[edit | edit source]
|•||Union for a Popular Movement||11|
|Left Radical Pairty||3|
Economy[edit | edit source]
This is a premier wine-growin region o Fraunce. It produces wha are arguably the warld's finest, an definitely maist expensive Pinot noir an Chardonnay wines frae some o the maist rigorously an painstakingly (thanks tae the region's mony monasteries) classifee'd vineyards in the warld. Wine frae the Côte-d'Or wis a favorite o the emperor Charlemagne. Ither crops include cereal grains an potatoes. Sheep an cattle are an aa raised in the depairtment. The region is famous for its Dijon mustard.
There are coal mines an hivy industry, includin steel, machinery, an earthenware. The industries maist developed in Côte-d'Or are
- agricultur an fuid (14% o employees)
- metallurgy an metal manufactur (12% o employees)
- chemicals, rubber an plastics (12% o employees)
- electrical an electronic components an equipment
- wood an paper industries.
The big wirks are generally in the conurbation o Dijon although biggest (CEA Valduc) is at Salives in the Plateau de Langres. There is an aa the SEB metal wirks at Selongey belaw the plateau on the margin o the Saône plain an the Valourec metalwirkin group at Montbard in the wast o the depairtment on the River Brenne near its confluence wi the Armançon. The Pharmaceutical industry haes shown the greatest growth in recent years. Housomeivver, syne the Dijon employment statistics zone includes the urban an admeenistrative centre o the Burgundy region, the service sector is proportionately bigger there in relation tae the industrial, than in the ither three zones o Côte-d'Or.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
The inhabitants o the depairtment are cried Costaloriens.
Tourism[edit | edit source]
Some o the major tourist attractions are the Gothic abbey kirk o Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye an the Romanesque abbey kirk at Saulieu, as well the Château de Bussy Rabutin at Bussy-le-Grand. The Abbey o Cîteaux, heidquarters o the Cistercian Order, lies tae the east o Nuits-Saint-Georges in the sooth o the depairtment.
See an aw[edit | edit source]
- French wine
- Cantons o the Côte-d'Or depairtment
- Communes o the Côte-d'Or depairtment
- Arrondissements o the Côte-d'Or depairtment
Freemit airtins[edit | edit source]
- (French) Prefectur wabsteid