Besançon

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Besançon
The auld ceety o Besançon in the oxbow o the Doubs River.
The auld ceety o Besançon
in the oxbow o the Doubs River.
Banner o Besançon
Banner
Coat o airms o Besançon
Coat o airms
Motto: Plût A Dieu ("If God wills") or Utinam
Besançon is located in Fraunce
Besançon
Besançon
Coordinates: 47°14′35″N 6°01′19″E / 47.2431°N 6.0219°E / 47.2431; 6.0219Coordinates: 47°14′35″N 6°01′19″E / 47.2431°N 6.0219°E / 47.2431; 6.0219
Kintra Fraunce
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Depairtment Doubs
Intercommunality Grand Besançon
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Louis Fousseret (PS)
Aurie
 • Urban (1999) 122 km2 (47 sq mi)
 • Metro (1999) 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
 • Land1 65.05 km2 (25.12 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 117,599
 • Rank 29t in Fraunce
 • Urban (1999) 134,376
 • Urban density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Metro (1999) 222,381
 • Metro density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 25056
Wabsteid http://www.besancon.fr/

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Besançon (French an Arpitan: [bəzɑ̃sɔ̃]; airchaic German: Bisanz, Laitin: Vesantio) is the caipital an principal ceety o the Franche-Comté region in eastren Fraunce.

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Besançon is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  2. "Freedom of Kirklees ...for a French town!". Huddersfield Examiner. 1 Aprile 2005. Retrieved 14 Februar 2009. 
  3. "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.