Molesme

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Molesme
The church in Molesme
The church in Molesme
Coat of arms of Molesme
Coat of arms
Location of Molesme
Molesme is located in France
Molesme
Molesme
Molesme is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Molesme
Molesme
Coordinates: 47°56′08″N 4°21′28″E / 47.9356°N 4.3578°E / 47.9356; 4.3578Coordinates: 47°56′08″N 4°21′28″E / 47.9356°N 4.3578°E / 47.9356; 4.3578
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementMontbard
CantonChâtillon-sur-Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Blouet
Area
1
28.42 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
227
 • Density8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21419 /21330
Elevation181–353 m (594–1,158 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.

Molesme is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

History[edit]

Molesme grew up round the Benedictine monastery of Molesme Abbey, established here in the late 11th century by Saint Robert, who later founded Cîteaux Abbey, motherhouse of the Cistercian Order, with a group of monks from Molesme.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962248—    
1968258+4.0%
1975258+0.0%
1982246−4.7%
1990224−8.9%
1999225+0.4%
2008227+0.9%

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