Autun

Autun (French: [otœ̃] (listen)) is a subprefecture of the Saône-et-Loire department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of central-eastern France. It was founded during the Principate era of the early Roman Empire by Emperor Augustus as Augustodunum to give a Roman capital to the Gallic people Aedui, who had Bibracte as their political centre. In Roman times the city may have been home to 30,000 to 100,000 people, according to different estimates.[2] Nowadays, the commune has a population of about 15,000.

Autun
From top down, left to right: Autun Cathedral, Passage de la Terrasse, Lycée militaire, Autun Theatre and City Hall, Roman-era amphitheatre, Temple of Janus
Location of Autun
Autun
Autun
Coordinates: 46°57′06″N 4°17′58″E
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementAutun
CantonAutun-1, Autun-2
IntercommunalityCC du Grand Autunois Morvan
Government
  Mayor (2020–2026) Vincent Chauvet (MoDem)
Area
1
61.52 km2 (23.75 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
13,157
  Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
710014 /71400
Elevation280–642 m (919–2,106 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.