Franche-Comté facts for kids
|Region of France|
|Motto: Comtois, rends-toi ! Nenni, ma foi !
Comtois, surrender! No, my faith!
|• Total||16,202 km2 (6,256 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2015)|
|• Density||72.8142/km2 (188.588/sq mi)|
|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)|
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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