Cluny

Cluny is a commune in the eastern French department of Saône-et-Loire, in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It is 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Mâcon.

Cluny
A general view of Cluny

Coat of arms
Location of Cluny
Cluny
Cluny
Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 4°39′36″E
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementMâcon
CantonCluny
Government
  Mayor (20082015) Jean-Luc Delpeuch
Area
1
23.71 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,104
  Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71137 /71250
Elevation226–574 m (741–1,883 ft)
(avg. 248 m or 814 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town grew up around the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, founded by Duke William I of Aquitaine in 910. The height of Cluniac influence was from the second half of the 10th century through the early 12th. The abbey was sacked by the Huguenots in 1562, and many of its valuable manuscripts were destroyed or removed.

Geography

The river Grosne flows northward through the commune and crosses the town.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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