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Franche-Comté
Region of France
Flag of Franche-Comté
Flag
Coat of arms of Franche-Comté
Coat of arms
Motto: Comtois, rends-toi ! Nenni, ma foi !
Comtois, surrender! No, my faith!
Franche-Comté in France.svg
Country  France
Area
 • Total 16,202 km2 (6,256 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2015)
 • Total 1,179,735
 • Density 72.8142/km2 (188.588/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Free Countian
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-I
GDP (2012) Ranked 20th
Total €28.6 billion (US$36.8 bn)
Per capita €24,482 (US$31,501)
NUTS Region FR43
Website www.franche-comte.fr

Franche-Comté (meaning "Free County") is a former administrative region of France. It is now part of the administrative region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It is in the east of the country, bordering Switzerland. Its capital was Besançon. In 2009, about 1.1 million people lived in the region.

In the local dialect, Frainc-Comtou, the name is Fraintche-Comtè. In Arpitan it is Franche-Comtât.

The departments in the region were:


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