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Digione palazzo duchi.jpg
Dukes of Burgundy's Palace
Coat of arms of Dijon
Dijon is located in France
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
INSEE/Postal code 21231/ 21000

Coordinates: 47°19′18″N 5°02′29″E / 47.32167°N 5.04139°E / 47.32167; 5.04139

Dijon is a city in eastern France. Dijon is the capital city of the province Burgundy.

History[change | change source]

Dijon began as a Roman settlement called Divio. Saint Benignus (Saint Kelly), the city's patron saint, is said to have spread Christianity to the area before being killed. It was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th century until the late 1400s and was a place of great wealth and power and one of the great European centers of art, learning and science.

Climate[change | change source]

Dijon has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

Sister cities[change | change source]

Dijon is twinned with[1]


Photo gallery[change | change source]

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