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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean Esmonin|
|• Land1||7.42 km2 (2.86 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||21166 / 21300|
|Elevation||238–392 m (781–1,286 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.
Until 1955, it was a small scale wine-growing village, when it was absorbed into the urban conglomeration of Dijon. It is now the most populous suburb of the city of Dijon, and is located adjacent to the city's southwest side.
With about 14,000 inhabitants, Chenôve is the third largest urban area in the Côte-d'Or, and the second largest economy in Dijon. Local Cheneveliers (residents of Chenôve) call themselves the "bombis", which is patois for "good bread."
To the west of Chenôve, above the old town, is the Plateau of Chenôve, which reaches an altitude of 387 m. It offers a magnificent view of the city, its surroundings and the distant plains of the Saône and Jura. In good weather it allows us to see the contours of Mont Blanc. The plateau extends over 240 hectares with a great landscape diversity - alternating valleys, forests of Austrian pines, oak, ash, shrubland, and vast flat plains peppered with groves. It has rich Mediterranean flora.
In addition, there are the ancient limestone quarries in Chenôve, from which many of the monuments in Dijon were built.
List of Mayors (since 1978)
- Roland Carraz, Socialist Party, March 1978 - March 1995
- Roland Carraz, Citizen and Republican Movement, March 1995 - December 1999 (died in office)
- Jean Esmonin, Socialist Party, December 1999 - present
- Official website (French)
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