Verosvres

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Verosvres
Verosvres is located in France
Verosvres
Verosvres
Coordinates: 46°24′05″N 4°26′38″E / 46.4014°N 4.4439°E / 46.4014; 4.4439Coordinates: 46°24′05″N 4°26′38″E / 46.4014°N 4.4439°E / 46.4014; 4.4439
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Saint-Bonnet-de-Joux
Area
 • Land1 22.96 km2 (8.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 596
 • Population2 density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71571 / 71220
Elevation 326–596 m (1,070–1,955 ft)
(avg. 386 m or 1,266 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.

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

History[edit]

The name Verosvres is derived from the Gallic word Verobriga, vero meaning "true" or "good" and briga meaning "fortress": thus giving "Good castle".[1]

In 1920, the town of Verosvres formed "an agglomeration of about eighty houses, including one for the post office and telegraph." The town was then served by a railway line, now defunct, which connected Paray-le-Monial to Mâcon, and stopped at a station called "Les Terreaux — Verosvres".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Villars, Lucien (2005). Monographie de la commune de Verosvres. The Storybook-Lorisse. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Ibid. p. 6.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
Château du Terreau.