Dijon

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Dijon

Digione palazzo duchi.jpg
Dukes of Burgundy's Palace
Coat of arms of Dijon
Dijon is located in France
Dijon
Administration
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Statistics
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 big city in France. Dijon is the capital city in the province Burgundy.

History[change | edit 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 1400's and was a place of great wealth and power and one of the great European centers of art, learning and science.

Sister cities[change | edit source]

Dijon is twinned with[1] [2]:

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