Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

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Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Commune
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Coat of arms of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Coat of arms
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is located in France
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Coordinates: 46°53′49″N 5°01′27″E / 46.8969°N 5.0242°E / 46.8969; 5.0242Coordinates: 46°53′49″N 5°01′27″E / 46.8969°N 5.0242°E / 46.8969; 5.0242
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementChalon-sur-Saône
CantonGergy
IntercommunalityTrois Rivières du Verdunois
Area17.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)21,164
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code71566 /71350
Elevation173–180 m (568–591 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

It is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté at the confluence of the Doubs and the Saône in the Bresse plain, near Beaune and Chalon-sur-Saône.

It is a very old settlement and played the role of fortified place at the French kingdom frontier during several centuries.

Today Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is an agricultural and tourist center well known for fishing, river boating and good eating. The pôchouse is the local dish with different types of river fishes cooked with dry Burgundy white wine ("Bourgogne aligoté") and cream.

In the Second World War Verdun-sur-le-Doubs was situated on the Demarcation Line. In 1995 sixteen communes, followed shortly by four others, were united to form the Community of Communes of the Trois Rivieres (CC3R).[1]

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  1. ^ Some dates that have marked Verdun sur le Doubs"Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.

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