Molesme

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Molesme
Molesme is located in France
Molesme
Molesme
Coordinates: 47°56′08″N 4°21′28″E / 47.9356°N 4.3578°E / 47.9356; 4.3578Coordinates: 47°56′08″N 4°21′28″E / 47.9356°N 4.3578°E / 47.9356; 4.3578
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Laignes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Blouet
Area
 • Land1 28.42 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 227
 • Population2 density 8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 21419 / 21330
Elevation 181–353 m (594–1,158 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.
not to be confused with Molesmes (Yonne)

Molesme is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

History[edit]

Molesme grew up round the Benedictine monastery of Molesme Abbey, established here in the late 11th century by Saint Robert, who later founded Cîteaux Abbey, motherhouse of the Cistercian Order, with a group of monks from Molesme.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 248 —    
1968 258 +4.0%
1975 258 +0.0%
1982 246 −4.7%
1990 224 −8.9%
1999 225 +0.4%
2008 227 +0.9%

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