Chenôve

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chenôve
Winepress of the Dukes of Burgundy
Winepress of the Dukes of Burgundy
Coat of arms of Chenôve
Coat of arms
Chenôve is located in France
Chenôve
Chenôve
Coordinates: 47°17′30″N 5°00′29″E / 47.2917°N 5.0081°E / 47.2917; 5.0081Coordinates: 47°17′30″N 5°00′29″E / 47.2917°N 5.0081°E / 47.2917; 5.0081
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Dijon
Canton Chenôve
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Esmonin
Area
 • Land1 7.42 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 14,481
 • 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.

Chenôve (/ʃəno:v/) is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Burgundy region of France.

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."

Geography[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 612 —    
1800 665 +8.7%
1806 632 −5.0%
1821 684 +8.2%
1831 771 +12.7%
1836 767 −0.5%
1841 793 +3.4%
1846 784 −1.1%
1851 759 −3.2%
1856 786 +3.6%
1861 778 −1.0%
1866 819 +5.3%
1872 745 −9.0%
1876 739 −0.8%
1881 721 −2.4%
1886 776 +7.6%
1891 812 +4.6%
1896 780 −3.9%
1901 800 +2.6%
1906 781 −2.4%
1911 818 +4.7%
1921 870 +6.4%
1926 1,100 +26.4%
1931 1,726 +56.9%
1936 2,504 +45.1%
1946 2,763 +10.3%
1954 3,829 +38.6%
1962 5,517 +44.1%
1968 18,155 +229.1%
1975 21,449 +18.1%
1982 19,389 −9.6%
1990 17,721 −8.6%
1999 16,257 −8.3%
2008 14,481 −10.9%

Administration[edit]

List of Mayors (since 1978)

  1. Roland Carraz, Socialist Party, March 1978 - March 1995
  2. Roland Carraz, Citizen and Republican Movement, March 1995 - December 1999 (died in office)
  3. Jean Esmonin, Socialist Party, December 1999 - present

Wine[edit]

The vineyards of Chenôve are part of the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) Marsannay.

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]