Vesoul

Vesoul

French commune
nomcommune=Vesoul
Church in Vesoul


caption=


x=207
y=109
lat_long=coord|47|37|23|N|6|09|21|E|region:FR_type:city
région=Franche-Comté
département=Haute-Saône ("préfecture")
arrondissement=Vesoul
canton=Chief town of 2 cantons:
Vesoul-Est, Vesoul-Ouest
insee=70550
cp=70000
maire=Alain Joyandet
mandat=2001-2008
intercomm=Communauté de Communes de l'agglomération de Vesoul
alt moy=220 m
alt mini=213 m
alt maxi=375 m
hectares=907
km²=9.07
sans=17,168
date-sans=1999
dens=1,893
date-dens=1999

Vesoul is a French town and commune located in the Haute-Saône "département". The town is the "préfecture" of the "département".

Demographics

As of the census of 1999, the population was formatnum:17168.
The estimation for 2007 was formatnum:18753.

Inhabitants of Vesoul are known in French as "Vésuliens".

Miscellaneous

Vesoul was the birthplace of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), painter and sculptor who produced many works in a historical, Orientalist style.

Vesoul is twinned with Gerlingen, Germany, since 1964.

"Vesoul" is also the name of a song by Jacques Brel from 1968, a fast paced waltz during the recording of which Brel famously yelled «Chauffe, Marcel, chauffe!» ("heat up, Marcel, heat up!") at his accordionist, Marcel Azzola.

The town is also mentioned factiously in the satirical rap "Fous ta cagoule" by Michael Youn. [ [http://nightaddict.net/michael-youn-fous-ta-cagoule.html Fous Ta Cagoule Lyrics (French)] ]

References

ee also

*Communes of the Haute-Saône department

External links

* [http://www.vesoul.fr Official website] fr icon
* [http://www.proxoo.com Proxoo.com - Site about the city center] fr icon


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