The name comes frae the Burgundians, an auncient Germanic fowk who settled in the aurie in early Middle-age. The region o Burgundy is baith larger than the auld Duchy o Burgundy an smawer than the aurie ruled bi the Dukes o Burgundy, frae the modren Netherlands tae the border o Auvergne. It is made up o the follaein auld provinces:
the northren hauf o Yonne is a territory that wis no pairt o Burgundy (at least no syne the 11t century), an wis a frontier atween Champagne, Île-de-France, an Orléanais, dependin frae each o these provinces at different times in history.
The climate o this region is essentially oceanic (Cfb in Köppen classification), wi a continental influence (sometimes cried a "hauf-continental climate").