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Besancon, France

Besancon is a large place in the region of Franche-Comte in France with a population of approximately 128,426 people and is one of the largest places in France. Find all facts and information about Besancon.

Facts and figures on Besancon at a glance

Name: Besancon (Besançon)
Status: Large place and regional capital
Population: 128,426 people
Municipality name: Besancon
Region name (Level 3): Arrondissement de Besancon
Region name (Level 2): Departement du Doubs
Region name (Level 1): Franche-Comte
Country: France
Continent: Europe

Besancon is located in the region of Franche-Comte and is also the regional capital of this region. The distance from Besancon to France's capital Paris (Paris) is approximately 327 km / 203 mi (as the crow flies).

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Facts and figures about Besancon
PlaceStatusPopulationRegion
Besancon BesançonLarge place / Regional capital128,426 peopleFranche-Comte Franche-Comté

Map of Besancon

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Information on Besancon

Information on Besancon
Place nameMunicipality nameRegion name Level 3Region name Level 2Region name Level 1CountryContinent
Besancon BesançonBesancon BesançonArrondissement de Besancon Arrondissement de BesançonDepartement du Doubs Département du DoubsFranche-Comte Franche-ComtéFranceEurope

Time in Besancon

Time in Besancon
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 8:19pmIn effect (+1 hour)Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 7:19pmGMT UTC +2.0Europe/Paris

Geographic coordinates of Besancon

Latitude & Longitude of Besancon
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map47°14'55.6"N (47.2487800°)6°01'05.3"E (6.0181500°)

Distances from Besancon

Distances from Besancon
To equator (0° lat)To prime meridian (0° lon)To the largest places
5,241 km north of the equator455 km east of the prime meridianDistances from Besancon

Places around Besancon

5 places found within 5 km around Besancon. You can expand the radius of your search: 10 km15 km
Places in the regional area of Besancon
PlacePopulationDistanceRoute
Valentin Valentin-3.3 km 2.0 mishow
Ecole-Valentin École-Valentin-3.3 km 2.1 mishow
Pirey Pirey1,5044.3 km 2.7 mishow
Chalezeule Chalezeule9854.5 km 2.8 mishow
Beure Beure1,4304.8 km 3.0 mishow

Airports around Besancon

1 airport found within 15 km around Besancon. You can expand the radius of your search: 50 km100 km
Airports in the regional area of Besancon
AirportCodeDistanceRoute
Airport Besancon - La Veze Aerodrome Besançon – La Vèze AerodromeLFQM, QBQ6.8 km 4.2 mishow

External sources of information on Besancon

Besancon on Wikipedia