The Info List - Nièvre

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(IPA: [njɛvʁ]) is a department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
in the centre of France
named after the River Nièvre.[1]


1 History 2 Geography 3 Demography 4 Wines 5 Politics 6 Tourism 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Nièvre
is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution
French Revolution
on 4 March 1790. It was created from the former province of Nivernais. Geography[edit] Nièvre
is part of the current region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté,[1] although historically it was not part of the province of Burgundy. It is surrounded by the departments of Yonne, Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Cher, and Loiret. The department is crossed by the river Loire, the longest river in France. Demography[edit] Nièvre
is a rural department with about 33 inhabitants per km².[2] The main cities are Nevers, Cosne-sur-Loire, Varennes-Vauzelles, Marzy, Decize, Imphy, Clamecy and La Charité.[2] Only two cities reach 10 000 inhabitants.[2] It indicates the characteristic of the department, which is predominantly rural. Wines[edit] Nièvre
is also well known for its white wine, Pouilly Fumé.[3] The vineyards are scattered around villages including Pouilly-Sur-Loire, which lends its name to the appellation, Tracy sur Loire, Boisgibault, Saint Andelain. The word fumé is French for "smoky", and it is said the name comes from the smoky or flinty quality of these wines.[3] The only grape allowed in the Pouilly-Fumé AC is Sauvignon blanc, which produces wines that are generally crisp, tart, and somewhat grassy. Politics[edit] In common with most French wine-producing departments, Nièvre
is traditionally a left-wing department. The results of the second round of voting in presidential elections reflect this consistently:

In the 2007 presidential election, Ségolène Royal
Ségolène Royal
received 52.91% of the department's votes, as against a national per centage of just 46.94%. In the 1995 presidential election, Lionel Jospin
Lionel Jospin
received 57.07% of the department's votes, as against a national per centage of just 47.36%. In the 1981 presidential election, François Mitterrand
François Mitterrand
received 62.91% of the department's votes, as against a national per centage of 51.76%.

Nièvre's best-known political representative was François Mitterrand who served as a senator and a deputy for the department, and as mayor of Château-Chinon for 22 years before his election to the presidency in 1981.[4] Tourism[edit]

Ducal Palace in Nevers

Commandry of the Knights Templar
Knights Templar
in Villemoison

Notre-Dame of La Charité-sur-Loire

Château de Villemolin

Abbey of Corbigny

See also[edit]

Cantons of the Nièvre
department Communes of the Nièvre
department Arrondissements of the Nièvre
department Parc naturel régional du Morvan


^ a b "A Guide to the Departments of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
- New Regions". frenchentree.com. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2018.  ^ a b c "NIEVRE : map, cities and data of the departement of Nièvre
58". www.map-france.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.  ^ a b "Pouilly-Fumé". www.pouilly-fume.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.  ^ "History of Burgundy, Famous Names". www.burgundytoday.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 

External links[edit]

(in French) Prefecture website (in French) General council website (in English) Nievre at Curlie (based on DMOZ) Official website of the Departmental Touristic Agency of Nièvre
in Burgundy

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