Vix, Côte-d'Or

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Vix
Commune
The church in Vix
The church in Vix
Coat of arms of Vix
Coat of arms
Vix is located in France
Vix
Vix
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Vix is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Vix
Vix
Coordinates: 47°54′22″N 4°32′24″E / 47.906°N 4.54°E / 47.906; 4.54Coordinates: 47°54′22″N 4°32′24″E / 47.906°N 4.54°E / 47.906; 4.54
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Châtillon-sur-Seine
Intercommunality Pays Châtillonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Aubert
Area1 3.53 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 109
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 21711 /21400
Elevation 196–306 m (643–1,004 ft)
(avg. 328 m or 1,076 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.

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

Archaeology[edit]

The Vix Krater, an imported Greek wine-mixing vessel found in the famous grave of the "Lady of Vix"

The area around the village of Vix is the site of an important prehistoric complex from the Celtic Late Hallstatt and Early La Tène periods, comprising an important fortified settlement and several burial mounds. The most famous of the latter, the Vix Grave, also known as the grave of the Lady of Vix, dates to circa 500 BC. Her grave had never been looted and contained remarkably rich grave offerings, including a great deal of jewellery and the Vix krater, the largest known metal vessel from antiquity.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1836228—    
1841219−3.9%
1846200−8.7%
1851201+0.5%
1856180−10.4%
1861187+3.9%
1866158−15.5%
1872154−2.5%
1876156+1.3%
1881140−10.3%
1886159+13.6%
1896161+1.3%
1906143−11.2%
1911143+0.0%
1921107−25.2%
1926113+5.6%
1931107−5.3%
1936110+2.8%
196278−29.1%
196885+9.0%
198281−4.7%
199095+17.3%
1999107+12.6%
2008109+1.9%
85—    

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