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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Comblanchien
Coat of arms
Comblanchien is located in France
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
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Nuits-Saint-Georges
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Blondan
Area1 3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 691
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21186 /21700
Elevation 213–351 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 586 —    
1968 679 +15.9%
1975 641 −5.6%
1982 572 −10.8%
1990 540 −5.6%
1999 633 +17.2%
2008 691 +9.2%

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