La Rochepot

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La Rochepot
A general view of La Rochepot
A general view of La Rochepot
Coat of arms of La Rochepot
Coat of arms
Location of La Rochepot
La Rochepot is located in France
La Rochepot
La Rochepot
La Rochepot is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
La Rochepot
La Rochepot
Coordinates: 46°57′32″N 4°40′47″E / 46.9589°N 4.6797°E / 46.9589; 4.6797Coordinates: 46°57′32″N 4°40′47″E / 46.9589°N 4.6797°E / 46.9589; 4.6797
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementBeaune
CantonArnay-le-Duc
IntercommunalityBeaune Côte et Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jérôme Billard
Area
1
13.91 km2 (5.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
297
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21527 /21340
Elevation324–561 m (1,063–1,841 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


La Rochepot (French: La Rochepot) is a commune in France in Bourgogne, Côte-d'Or department. It is a part of Canton of Arnay-le-Duc. The commune arrondissement is Beaune. It has a hillside chateau on the D973 road between Beaune and Nolay on the way to Saisy.

INSEE code is 21527.

History[edit]

La Rochepot has got its name and wide recognition due to its castle Château de La Rochepot. The earliest record of the castle dates back to 1180 when it was called "Château de La Roche Nolay". In 1403, the chateau was bought by Regnier Pot, the knight, who renamed it. The Commune of La Rochepot is famous for its millennial winemaking traditions. The primary cultivated grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay [2].

Population[edit]

The population of the commune as of 2010 made up 280 people.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962287—    
1968275−4.2%
1975258−6.2%
1982272+5.4%
1990241−11.4%
1999259+7.5%
2010280+8.1%
Source: INSEE

Economy[edit]

In 2010, of 171 persons of working age (15-64 years old), 120 were regarded as economically active, 51 — economically inactive persons (the economic activity rate amounted to 70,2%. In 1999, it equaled to 71,9%). Of 120 active citizens, 115 persons (65 men and 50 women) had a job, 5 persons were jobless (3 men and 2 women). Of 51 economically inactive persons, 14 persons were schoolchildren and students, 24 — the retired, 13 persons were inactive for other reasons [3].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Bourgogne. Monasteries, castles, historic cities and viniculture at the very heart of France" (in German). DuMont Reiseverlag, 1998.
  3. ^ "Base chiffres clés: emploi — population active 2010" (in French). INSEE. Retrieved 2014-08-29. (crude data, in 1999 temporary employment was partially registered)

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