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Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
(IPA: [kot dɔʁ]; literally, "golden slope") is a department in the eastern part of France.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Politics 5 Economy 6 Demographics 7 Tourism 8 See also 9 External links

History[edit] Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution
French Revolution
on 4 March 1790. It was formed from part of the former province of Burgundy. Geography[edit] The department is part of the current region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It is surrounded by the departments of Yonne, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, Jura, Aube, and Haute-Marne. A chain of hills called the Plateau de Langres runs from north-east to south-west through the department to the north of Dijon
Dijon
and continues south-westwards as the Côte d'Or escarpment, which takes its name from that of the department. It is the south-east facing slope of this escarpment which is the site of the celebrated Burgundy vineyards. To the west of the Plateau de Langres, towards Champagne, lies the densely wooded district of Châtillonais. To the south-east of the plateau and escarpment, the department lies in the broad, flat-bottomed valley of the middle course of the Saône. Rivers include:

The Saône The Seine
Seine
rises in the southern end of the Plateau de Langres. The Ouche
Ouche
rises on the dip slope of the escarpment and flows to the Saône
Saône
via Dijon. The Armançon
Armançon
rises on the dip slope of the escarpment and flows north-westward. The Arroux
Arroux
rises on the dip slope of the escarpment at the southern end of the department.

Climate[edit] The climate of the department is temperate, with abundant rain on the west side of the central range. Politics[edit] The President of the General Council is François Sauvadet
François Sauvadet
of the New Centre.

Party seats

Socialist Party 12

• Union for a Popular Movement 11

• Miscellaneous Right 8

Miscellaneous Left 6

Left Radical Party 3

• New Centre 2

• MoDem 1

Economy[edit] This is a premier wine-growing region of France. It produces what are arguably the world's finest, and definitely most expensive Pinot noir and Chardonnay
Chardonnay
wines from some of the most rigorously and painstakingly (thanks to the region's many monasteries) classified vineyards in the world. Wine from the Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
was a favorite of the emperor Charlemagne. Other crops include cereal grains and potatoes. Sheep and cattle are also raised in the department. The region is famous for its Dijon
Dijon
mustard. There are coal mines and heavy industry, including steel, machinery, and earthenware. The industries most developed in Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
are

agriculture and food (14% of employees) metallurgy and metal manufacture (12% of employees) chemicals, rubber and plastics (12% of employees) pharmacy electrical and electronic components and equipment wood and paper industries.

The big works are generally in the conurbation of Dijon
Dijon
although biggest (CEA Valduc) is at Salives
Salives
in the Plateau de Langres. There is also the SEB metal works at Selongey below the plateau on the margin of the Saône
Saône
plain and the Valourec metalworking group at Montbard
Montbard
in the west of the department on the River Brenne near its confluence with the Armançon. The Pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceutical industry
has shown the greatest growth in recent years. However, since the Dijon
Dijon
employment statistics zone includes the urban and administrative centre of the Burgundy region, the service sector is proportionately bigger there in relation to the industrial, than in the other three zones of Côte-d'Or.

Reference Industry in Bourgogne
Bourgogne
website

Demographics[edit] The inhabitants of the department are called Costaloriens. Tourism[edit] Some of the major tourist attractions are the Gothic abbey church of Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye
Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye
and the Romanesque abbey church at Saulieu, as well the Château de Bussy Rabutin at Bussy-le-Grand. The Abbey of Cîteaux, headquarters of the Cistercian Order, lies to the east of Nuits-Saint-Georges
Nuits-Saint-Georges
in the south of the department.

Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
in Dijon

Hospices de Beaune

Abbey of Fontenay

Château de la Rochepot

Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy wine

Reenactment of the siege of Alesia in Alise-Sainte-Reine

See also[edit]

French wine Cantons of the Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
department Communes of the Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
department Arrondissements of the Côte-d'Or
Côte-d'Or
department

External links[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Côte-d'Or.

(in French) Prefecture website (in French) Council website (in English) Cote-d'Or at Curlie (based on DMOZ) (in French) Photos Gallery of Dijon
Dijon
and the Côte D'or

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Departments of France

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Overseas departments 971 Guadeloupe 972 Martinique 973 French Guiana 974 Réunion 976 Mayotte

Metropolis with territorial collectivity statute 69M Lyon

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