Châtillon-sur-Seine

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Châtillon-sur-Seine
The Pertuis-au-Loup bridge over the River Seine and the church
The Pertuis-au-Loup bridge over the River Seine and the church
Coat of arms of Châtillon-sur-Seine
Coat of arms
Location of Châtillon-sur-Seine
Châtillon-sur-Seine is located in France
Châtillon-sur-Seine
Châtillon-sur-Seine
Châtillon-sur-Seine is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Châtillon-sur-Seine
Châtillon-sur-Seine
Coordinates: 47°52′12″N 4°34′22″E / 47.8701°N 4.5727°E / 47.8701; 4.5727Coordinates: 47°52′12″N 4°34′22″E / 47.8701°N 4.5727°E / 47.8701; 4.5727
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementMontbard
CantonChâtillon-sur-Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Hubert Brigand
Area
1
33.15 km2 (12.80 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
5,719
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21154 /21400
Elevation211–298 m (692–978 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 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.

Châtillon-sur-Seine is a commune of the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.[1] The Musée du Pays Châtillonnais is housed in old abbey of Notre-Dame de Châtillon, within the town, known for its collection of pre-Roman and Roman relics (especially the famous Vix Grave).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,700—    
18003,725+0.7%
18063,900+4.7%
18213,863−0.9%
18314,175+8.1%
18364,430+6.1%
18414,614+4.2%
18464,771+3.4%
18515,061+6.1%
18564,926−2.7%
18614,836−1.8%
18664,860+0.5%
18724,797−1.3%
18764,994+4.1%
18815,265+5.4%
18865,317+1.0%
18915,127−3.6%
18964,794−6.5%
19014,807+0.3%
19064,812+0.1%
19114,698−2.4%
19214,413−6.1%
19264,642+5.2%
19314,727+1.8%
19364,849+2.6%
19464,240−12.6%
19544,609+8.7%
19625,518+19.7%
19686,264+13.5%
19757,383+17.9%
19827,561+2.4%
19906,862−9.2%
19996,269−8.6%
20085,719−8.8%
20105,564−2.7%

History[edit]

Some ruins on an eminence above the town mark the site of a château of the dukes of Burgundy. Nearby stands the church of St Vorles of the 10th century, but with many additions of later date; it contains a sculptured Holy Sepulchre of the 16th century and a number of frescoes. In a fine park stands a modern château built by Marshal Marmont, duke of Ragusa, born at Châtillon in 1774. It was burnt in 1871, and subsequently rebuilt.[1]

Châtillon anciently consisted of two parts, Chaumont, belonging to the duchy of Burgundy, and Bourg, ruled by the bishop of Langres; it did not coalesce into one town till the end of the 16th century. It was taken by the English in 1360 and by Louis XI in 1475, during his struggle with Charles the Bold. Châtillon was one of the first cities to adhere to the League, but suffered severely from the oppression of its garrisons and governors, and in 1595 made voluntary submission to Henry IV. It is associated with the abortive conference of 1814 between the representatives of Napoleon and the Allies.[1]

During World War II the German garrison were forced to withdraw after a successful operation by the Special Air Service operating in the nearby forest in late August 1944.[2]

Personalities[edit]

Châtillon-sur-Seine was the birthplace of:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Châtillon-sur-Seine". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 7. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Hargreaves, Andrew L (2013). Special Operations in World War II: British and American Irregular Warfare Volume 39 of Campaigns and Commanders Series. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 79–80. ISBN 9780806151250.