Vix, Côte-d'Or

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Vix
Vix krater, found in Vix in 1953, now displayed in the Musée du Pays Châtillonnais, in Châtillon-sur-Seine
Vix krater, found in Vix in 1953, now displayed in the Musée du Pays Châtillonnais, in Châtillon-sur-Seine
Coat of arms of Vix
Coat of arms
Vix is located in France
Vix
Vix
Coordinates: 47°54′22″N 4°32′24″E / 47.906°N 4.54°E / 47.906; 4.54Coordinates: 47°54′22″N 4°32′24″E / 47.906°N 4.54°E / 47.906; 4.54
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Châtillon-sur-Seine
Intercommunality Pays Châtillonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Aubert
Area1 3.53 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 109
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 21711 / 21400
Elevation 196–306 m (643–1,004 ft)
(avg. 328 m or 1,076 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.

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

Archaeology[edit]

Main article: Vix Grave

The area around the village of Vix is the site of an important prehistoric complex from the Celtic Late Hallstatt and Early La Tène periods, comprising an important fortified settlement and several burial mounds. The most famous of the latter, the Vix Grave, also known as the grave of the Lady of Vix, dates to circa 500 BC. Her grave had never been looted and contained remarkably rich grave offerings, including a great deal of jewellery and the Vix krater, the largest known metal vessel from antiquity.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1836 228 —    
1841 219 −3.9%
1846 200 −8.7%
1851 201 +0.5%
1856 180 −10.4%
1861 187 +3.9%
1866 158 −15.5%
1872 154 −2.5%
1876 156 +1.3%
1881 140 −10.3%
1886 159 +13.6%
1896 161 +1.3%
1906 143 −11.2%
1911 143 +0.0%
1921 107 −25.2%
1926 113 +5.6%
1931 107 −5.3%
1936 110 +2.8%
1962 78 −29.1%
1968 85 +9.0%
1982 81 −4.7%
1990 95 +17.3%
1999 107 +12.6%
2008 109 +1.9%
85 —    

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