Bourgogne Franche Comté

Welcome to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Welcome to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in Eastern France

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté departments

Departments

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté or BFC is one of the 13 new regions created with the territorial reform that took effect on January 1, 2016.

It regroups the former Bourgogne and Franche-Comté regions.

It includes 8 departments:

Côte d'Or (21 - Dijon), Doubs (25 - Besancon), Haute-Saône (70 - Vesoul), Jura (39 - Lons-le-Saunier), Nièvre (58 - Nevers), Saône-et-Loire (71 - Mâcon), Territoire de Belfort (90 - Belfort) and Yonne (89 - Auxerre)

Dijon is the administrative centre or préfecture.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is located near Switzerland.

This beautiful region boasts three main mountain ranges: Vosges, Jura and Morvan.

Its altitude and inland location result in a continental weather with hot summers and cold and long winters, mild and sunny springs and autumns.

The rivers Saône and the Doubs and an important network of river canals traverse the region.

Coal mining was the main industry until the second half of the 20th century.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is today a major economical hub linking Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Ile-de-France, the Benelux and the Mediterranean.

It is served by two airports: Dijon-Burgundy and Dole-Jura.

Area: 47,784 km2
Population: 2,816,814 (2012)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons: map departments by Oie blanche is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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