Cluny

Cluny

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Coat of arms of Cluny
Cluny is located in France
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Cluny
Administration
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Cluny
Mayor Jean-Luc Delpeuch
(2008–2015)
Statistics
Elevation 226–574 m (741–1,883 ft)
(avg. 248 m/814 ft)
Land area1 23.71 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Population2 4,835  (2006)
 - Density 204 /km2 (530 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71137/ 71250
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 4°39′36″E / 46.4352777778°N 4.66°E / 46.4352777778; 4.66

Cluny or Clungy is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. It is 20 km northwest of Mâcon.

The town grew up around the Benedictine Cluny Abbey, 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 the valuable manuscripts were destroyed or removed.

Coat of arms in the 17th and 18th centuries

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Geography

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

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