Comblanchien

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Comblanchien
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Comblanchien
Coat of arms
Location of Comblanchien
Comblanchien is located in France
Comblanchien
Comblanchien
Comblanchien is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Comblanchien
Comblanchien
Coordinates: 47°06′08″N 4°55′19″E / 47.1022°N 4.9219°E / 47.1022; 4.9219Coordinates: 47°06′08″N 4°55′19″E / 47.1022°N 4.9219°E / 47.1022; 4.9219
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementBeaune
CantonNuits-Saint-Georges
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Blondan
Area
1
3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
667
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21186 /21700
Elevation213–351 m (699–1,152 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Comblanchien is a commune just to the south of Nuits-Saint-Georges in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

Geology[edit]

Comblanchien lies in the Côte d'Or escarpment. The Jurassic limestone of the Côte includes a pink-veined marble called Pierre de Comblanchien which was laid down in the Bathonian epoch.

The stone has characteristics similar to those of marble and is notable for the variety of its shades of colour, the pink of bindweed (Convolvulus) and beige. Its veining harmonizes with any decorative style. It is not susceptible to frost damage, is fine-grained and capable of accepting a polish. It may be slippery if used polished, as a flooring. Its most notable use was in l'Opéra in Paris.

The quarries lie in the Côte overlooking Route Nationale 74, north and south of the village and similar stones are found in other places along the same vein.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962586—    
1968679+15.9%
1975641−5.6%
1982572−10.8%
1990540−5.6%
1999633+17.2%
2008691+9.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.