Saint-Émilion facts for kids
|An aerial view of Saint-Émilion|
|Canton||Les Coteaux de Dordogne|
|Elevation||3–107 m (9.8–351.0 ft)
(avg. 23 m or 75 ft*)
|Land area1||27.02 km2 (10.43 sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||33394/ 33330|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|UNESCO World Heritage site|
Monolithic church of Saint-Émilion and its bell tower
|Criteria||Cultural: iii, iv|
|Inscription||1999 (23rd Session)|
|Buffer zone||5,101 ha|
Saint-Émilion, previously called Ascumbas, was renamed after the monk Émilion (d.767), a travelling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock there in the 8th century. The monks who followed him started up the commercial wine production in the area.
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