Semur-en-Auxois

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Semur-en-Auxois
Semur - Pont Joly 03.jpg
Coat of arms of Semur-en-Auxois
Coat of arms
Semur-en-Auxois is located in France
Semur-en-Auxois
Semur-en-Auxois
Coordinates: 47°29′29″N 4°20′01″E / 47.4914°N 4.3336°E / 47.4914; 4.3336Coordinates: 47°29′29″N 4°20′01″E / 47.4914°N 4.3336°E / 47.4914; 4.3336
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Semur-en-Auxois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Guyenot
Area1 19.14 km2 (7.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,240
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 21603 / 21140
Elevation 237–423 m (778–1,388 ft)
(avg. 286 m or 938 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.

Semur-en-Auxois is a commune of the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

Semur-en-Auxois has a medieval core, built on a pink granite bluff more than half-encircled by the River Armançon. The river formerly provided motive power for tanneries and mills, but its flow is now somewhat reduced by the Lac de Pont, a dam built upstream in the 19th century to provide water for the Canal de Bourgogne.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,617 —    
1800 4,291 −7.1%
1806 5,065 +18.0%
1821 5,053 −0.2%
1831 4,544 −10.1%
1836 4,035 −11.2%
1846 4,129 +2.3%
1851 3,971 −3.8%
1856 3,708 −6.6%
1861 3,590 −3.2%
1866 3,760 +4.7%
1872 3,765 +0.1%
1876 4,130 +9.7%
1881 4,307 +4.3%
1886 3,894 −9.6%
1891 3,908 +0.4%
1896 3,835 −1.9%
1901 3,655 −4.7%
1906 3,512 −3.9%
1911 3,411 −2.9%
1921 3,009 −11.8%
1926 3,042 +1.1%
1931 3,024 −0.6%
1936 3,017 −0.2%
1946 3,257 +8.0%
1954 3,324 +2.1%
1962 3,399 +2.3%
1968 3,812 +12.2%
1975 4,334 +13.7%
1982 4,619 +6.6%
1990 4,545 −1.6%
1999 4,453 −2.0%
2008 4,240 −4.8%

Sport[edit]

Semur-en-Auxois was the start of Stage 6 in the 2007 Tour de France.

International relations[edit]

Semur-en-Auxois is twinned with:

Sights[edit]

  • The church, La Collégiale Notre-Dame, which was started in 1225 and built in flamboyant Gothic style. It was restored in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc. The north tympanum depicts the legend of St. Thomas.
  • La porte Sauvigny, built in the 15th century, it marks the entrance to the city
  • The fortified castle, built in the 13th century and dismantled in the 17th century, the parts visible today are:
    • La tour de l'Orle d'Or, with a height of 44 metres and walls 5 metres thick
    • La tour de la Gehenne
    • La tour de la Prison
    • La tour Margot, behind the theater.
    • Location: 47°29′26″N 4°19′47″E
  • Bridges of the city crossing the Armançon:
    • Le pont Joly, which provides a picturesque view of the city
    • Le pont Pinard
    • Le pont des Minimes
  • The ramparts provide a promende with views of the river

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