Dijon

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Dijon
Prefecture and commune
Top: Dijon City Hall, Bottom: Saint Benigne Cathedral, Statue of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Statue of Francois Rude, Saint Michel Church
Top: Dijon City Hall, Bottom: Saint Benigne Cathedral, Statue of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Statue of Francois Rude, Saint Michel Church
Coat of arms of Dijon
Coat of arms
Dijon is located in France
Dijon
Dijon
Coordinates: 47°17′26″N 5°02′34″E / 47.2906°N 5.0428°E / 47.2906; 5.0428Coordinates: 47°17′26″N 5°02′34″E / 47.2906°N 5.0428°E / 47.2906; 5.0428
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Dijon
Canton Dijon-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Intercommunality Dijon Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2015–2020) François Rebsamen (SP)
Area1 40.41 km2 (15.60 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 152,071
 • Density 3,763.2/km2 (9,746.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21231 /21000
Elevation 220–410 m (720–1,350 ft)
(avg. 245 m or 804 ft)
Website http://www.dijon.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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Dijon is a commune in France. It is the prefecture of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and the Côte-d'Or department.

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 Köppen climate classification).

Sister cities[change | change source]

Dijon is twinned with[1]

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Photo gallery[change | change source]

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