Gray (Haute-Saône)

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Location of Gray
Gray is located in France
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Gray is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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Coordinates: 47°26′42″N 5°35′32″E / 47.445°N 5.5922°E / 47.445; 5.5922Coordinates: 47°26′42″N 5°35′32″E / 47.445°N 5.5922°E / 47.445; 5.5922
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentHaute-Saône
ArrondissementVesoul
CantonGray
Area
1
20.26 km2 (7.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
5,541
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
70279 /70100
Elevation187–249 m (614–817 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gray is a commune located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in the Haute-Saône department in eastern France. About 6,000 people live there.

History[change | change source]

It was, since the Middle Ages, an important river port, an important trading center in Franche-Comté.

Gray is believed to have got its name from an old landed estate in its area owned by a family with Gallo-Roman origins having the name "Gradus", cognate with the Celtic "Grady" meaning "illustrious" or "noble".

Geography[change | change source]

Gray is situated on the banks of the river Saône. It is the last major town in Haute-Saône before the Saône flows into Côte-d'Or.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. Retrieved 4 January 2021.