Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Regional council seat:
Besançon
67°F (20°C)
Local time: Thu 9:59 PM
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (French: [buʁɡɔɲ fʁɑ̃ʃ kɔ̃te]. 'Burgundy-Free County', sometimes abbreviated BFC; Arpitan: Borgogne-Franche-Comtât) is a region in Eastern France created by the 2014 territorial reform of French regions, from a merger of Burgundy and Franche-Comté. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections of December 2015, electing 100 members to the regional council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The region covers an area of 47,783 km2 (18,449 sq mi) and eight departments; it had a population of 2,811,423 in 2017.[2] Its prefecture and largest city is Dijon, although the regional council sits in Besançon, making Bourgogne-Franche-Comté one of two regions in France with Normandy in which the prefect does not sit in the same city as the regional council. Wikipedia ->
Key info
Population:
2.81 mln
Local Weather:
Clear Sky, 67°F (20°C) Wind NE at 1.79 mph (2.88 kmh), 79.0% Humidity