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Barjon F21 village IMF0162.jpg
Coat of arms of Barjon
Coat of arms
Barjon is located in France
Coordinates: 47°36′45″N 4°57′34″E / 47.6125°N 4.9594°E / 47.6125; 4.9594Coordinates: 47°36′45″N 4°57′34″E / 47.6125°N 4.9594°E / 47.6125; 4.9594
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Dijon
Canton Is-sur-Tille
Intercommunality CCST
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Alain Guyot
Area1 4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 36
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21049 /21580
Elevation 333–467 m (1,093–1,532 ft)
(avg. 456 m or 1,496 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.

Barjon is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as .[2]


Barjon is located on the southern flank of Mont Mercure (469 m) at an altitude of 397 metres at the town hall. It is some 40 km south-west of Langres and 40 km north by north-west of Dijon. Access to the commune is by the D19 road from Salives in the west which passes through the village and continues east to Avot. The D19E goes north from the village to join the D190 on the northern border of the commune.

The commune is forested in the southern arm with the centre of the commune farmland and a band of forest around its borders.

La Tille stream forms the south-western border of the commune as it flows east across the "neck" of the commune then forms part of the eastern border before continuing east to join La Creuse at Avot. La Tille de Barjon rises just east of the commune and flows south near the eastern border to join La Tille. Le Volgrain stream rises north-west of the commune and flows south down the western side of the commune and joins La Tille just south-west of the village.[3][4]

La Tille on the commune border with Avot


After the raids by the Saracens on Autun and the sacking of the village by Anbasa ibn Suhaym Al-Kalbi on 22 August 725, Saint Frodulphe de Barjon, the Abbot of Saint Martin, retired as a hermit to Barjon.

Barjon appears as Barjon on the 1750 Cassini Map[5] and the same on the 1790 version.[6]


Arms of Barjon
The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.

Party per pale, at 1 argent a trefoil azure between 3 roundels gules 2 at honour point 1 at nombril point; at 2 azure a griffin of Or.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Alain Guyot

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 41 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
270 210 230 168 208 215 184 152 173
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
160 157 146 123 103 84 82 82 64
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
68 61 65 59 60 73 63 66 55
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
42 42 32 32 34 37 41 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

The Chateau
Population of Barjon

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Church

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune has a Cemetery Cross (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical monument.[8]

The Chapel of Saint Frodulphe in the Cemetery
14th century lintel in the Church

The Church contains several items that are registered as historical objects:

  • A Statue: Saint John the Evangelist (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • A Statue: Saint Madeleine (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • A Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • The Sarcophagus of Saint Frodulphe (8th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
  • A Statue: Saint Benigne (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • A Shrine to Saint Frodulphe (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
  • A Shrine to Saint Frodulphe (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
  • A Statue: Saint Roch (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
  • A Statue: Saint Frodulphe (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually and the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Barjon on Lion1906
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Côte-d'Or (in French)
  3. ^ a b Barjon on Google Maps
  4. ^ Barjon on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
  5. ^ Barjon on the 1750 Cassini Map
  6. ^ Barjon on the 1790 Cassini Map
  7. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00112095 Cross (in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21002634 Statue: Saint John the Evangelist Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000178 Statue: Saint Madeleine Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000177 Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000176 Sarcophagus of Saint Frodulphe (in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21002633 Statue: Saint Benigne Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000175 Shrine to Saint Frodulphe Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000174 Shrine to Saint Frodulphe Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000173 Statue: Saint Roch Camera aabb.svg (in French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM21000172 Statue: Saint Frodulphe Camera aabb.svg (in French)