Decize


Decize

Decize

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Decize on the Loire River
Decize is located in France
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Decize
Administration
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Nevers
Canton Decize
Intercommunality Sud Nivernais
Mayor Alain Lassus
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 183–243 m (600–797 ft)
Land area1 48.22 km2 (18.62 sq mi)
Population2 6,456  (1999)
 - Density 134 /km2 (350 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 58095/ 58300
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°49′48″N 3°27′43″E / 46.83000°N 3.46194°E / 46.83000; 3.46194

Decize (58300) is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.

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The town is situated on a former island in the Loire ("en Loire assise") at the confluent of the Aron river. The right channel of the Loire was dammed up to reclaim land and now remains as an arm ("la Vieille Loire") stretching upstream to the centre of town. The Loire at this point is an important navigation point as it forms the junction between the Canal du Nivernais and the Canal Latéral à la Loire both of which are within the town boundaries.

History

Decize is an ancient settlement first noted in the Commentarii de Bello Gallico where Julius Caesar settled a dispute involving the Decetiae from whom comes the town's name.

People

Demographics

At the 1999 census, the population was 6456.

Tourism

As of September 2010 work began on a new port for pleasure boats in the "Bassin de la Jonction" between the Lateral Canal and the Loire. Intended to be ready for spring 2011 it will make this one of the largest pleasure ports in Burgundy.

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