|128.90 km2 (49.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (33/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||208–379 m (682–1,243 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
During the Roman Era, Champlitte was close to two major roads, one from Langres to Besançon and the other from Danmartin to Langres. Several villas have been found in the area, as has a hoard from the third century, confirming that the area was inhabited.
The origin of the name come from Champlitte campus litensis or campus limites. We find the first written in the chronicle of the Abbey of Bèze. The first lord of Champlitte whose name is preserved was Gérard de Fouvent.
The town prospered under the Lords of Vergy.
Champlitte was successively part of the dioceses of Langres, Dijon and Besançon. It was the chief town of the district from 1790 to 1795. The commune of Champlitte in its present form was created on 1 January 1972 by the merger of municipalities of Champlitte-and-the-Prélot, Champlitte-la-Ville, Leffond, Margilley, Montarlot-lès-Champlitte and Neuvelle-lès-Champlitte . On 1 July 1974, the municipality was enlarged by the annexation of Frettes, an old town formerly belonging to the department of Haute-Marne. In terms of area, it is the largest municipality in the department of Haute-Saône.
Champlitte is the third largest wine growing area in Franche-Comté.
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