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Coat of arms of Marcigny
Coat of arms
Marcigny is located in France
Coordinates: 46°16′32″N 4°02′32″E / 46.2756°N 4.0422°E / 46.2756; 4.0422Coordinates: 46°16′32″N 4°02′32″E / 46.2756°N 4.0422°E / 46.2756; 4.0422
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Marcigny
Area1 8.15 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,936
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71275 / 71110
Elevation 237–338 m (778–1,109 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 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.

Marcigny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.


Marcigny was the site of the first Cluniac nunnery, founded in 1056. St Anselm was unsuccessful in attempting to enroll his sister Richeza there after the death of her husband amid the First Crusade. Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois, mother of King Stephen of England died in a convent here in 1137.


The major manufacturer of the city is Emile Henry (ceramic).

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