Burgundy

Burgundy (/ˈbɜːrɡəndi/; French: Bourgogne [buʁɡɔɲ] (listen)) is a historical territory and a former administrative region of east-central France. It is named for the Burgundians, an East Germanic people who moved westwards beyond the Rhine during the late Roman period.[1]

Burgundy
Bourgogne
Coordinates: 47°00′N 4°30′E
Country France
Dissolved1 January 2016
PrefectureDijon
Departments
Government
  PresidentFrançois Patriat (PS)
Area
  Total31,582 km2 (12,194 sq mi)
Population
 (2008-01-01)
  Total1,631,000
  Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-D
GDP (2012)[citation needed]Ranked 16th
Total€42.7 billion (US$55.0 bn)
Per capita€25,996 (US$33,436)
NUTS RegionFR2
Websitewww.xn--rgion-bourgogne-bnb.fr (archive)

The name Burgundy has historically denoted numerous political entities, including kingdoms and duchies spanning territory from the Mediterranean to the Low Countries.[not verified in body] Since the inception of the French departmental system in 1790, Burgundy has referred to the geographic area comprising the four departments of Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, and Nièvre.[2]

In 2016, Burgundy and the historical region of Franche-Comté merged for administrative purposes into the new region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.[3]