Besançon

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Besançon

Besancon boucle Doubs.jpg
Besançon is located in France
Besançon
Administration
Country France
Region Free County
Department Doubs
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Besançon
Statistics
INSEE/Postal code 25056/ 25000

Coordinates: 47°14′35″N 6°01′19″E / 47.24306°N 6.02194°E / 47.24306; 6.02194

Besançon is a city in France. It is the capital of the Free County region and the prefecture of the Doubs department. Its population is around 116,000 (1999).

The Doubs (river), the Tour de la Pelote and the Quai Vauban.
The citadelle in Besançon

The citadelle was used by the Nazis during World War II.

Climate[change | change source]

Besançon has an oceanic climate and a continental climate. The average temperature is 10.2 °C (50 °F). The warmest month of the year is July (18.9 °C or 66 °F) and the coldest month is January (1.6 °C or 35 °F). Besançon receives about 1108 mm (44 inches) of precipitation per year. The wettest month is May (111.4 mm or 4.4 in); the driest is July (80.5 mm or 3.2 in). The highest temperature ever, recorded on 31 July 1983, was 38.8 °C (101.8 °F), and the lowest was a −20.7 °C (−5.3 °F) reached on 1 January 1985.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg temperature °C (°F) 1.6 (35) 3.3 (38) 6.1 (43) 9.4 (49) 13.3 (56) 16.5 (62) 18.9 (66) 18.3 (65) 15.7 (60) 11.3 (52) 5.6 (42) 2.1 (36) 10.2 (50)
Avg rainfall mm (in) 91.1 (3.6) 81.8 (3.2) 83.5 (3.3) 91.6 (3.6) 111.4 (4.4) 100.1 (3.9) 80.5 (3.2) 86.9 (3.4) 93.2 (3.7) 85.8 (3.4) 103.7 (4.1) 99.0 (3.9) 1108 (43.6)
Source: Météo France

Monuments[change | change source]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Besançon is twinned with: