Tour Rouge (Red Tower) in Buxy
|Intercommunality||Sud de la Côte chalonnaise|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Dominique Lanoiselet|
|Area1||11.92 km2 (4.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71070 / 71390|
|Elevation||186–428 m (610–1,404 ft)
(avg. 266 m or 873 ft)
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.
Buxy was the property of count of Chalon until 1237, when Buxy became the property of the Dukes of Burgundy. In 1477, Louis XI make of Buxy a part of the French kingdom and was named Buxy-le-Royal. En 1565, Buxy became the property of the prince of Condé later property of the Counts of Soissons, they sold Buxy in 1626 to the marquis of Uxelles. Buxy was the headquarters of a medieval hospital, attached with the hospital of Tournus in the 17th century.
The economy of Buxy is mainly based on wine growing.
The closest airport to Buxy is Lyon Airport (110 km). Also within reach are Geneva airport (Genève) (118 km), St Etienne Airport (130 km), or Chambéry Airport (147 km).
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