|Intercommunality||Canton of Montret|
|• Land1||15.75 km2 (6.08 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71489 / 71440|
|Elevation||183–212 m (600–696 ft)
(avg. 475 m or 1,558 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.
It lies 22 km (14 mi) southeast of Chalon-sur-Saône and 16 km (10 mi) west-northwest of Louhans, with 485 inhabitants in 2000 (365 inhabitants in 1982, 349 in 1975, 556 in 1946, 668 in 1931, 972 in 1881, 606 in 1801).
There are ruins of a medieval castle SE of the town.
The place name, formerly Saint-Vincent-en-Braisse, Latin Sanctus Vincentius in Brixia derives from that of St. Vincent born in Zaragoza, martyred at Valencia in 304 during Diocletian's persecutions.
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