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For other places called Macon, see Macon

Mâcon is a commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Saône-et-Loire département, in the Bourgogne région. Population: 36,068.

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History

Mâcon was aquired by the French Crown in 1238, passed to Burgundy by the Treaty of Arras in 1435 and was recovered by France in 1477. Mâcon was a Huguenot stronghold in the 16th century.

Geography

Mâcon is located on the Saône river, north of Lyon. It has an area of 27.04 km². Altitude: 175 m.

Economy

This place is famous for its quality wines. The town also has foundries and plants that manufacture motorcycles, electrical equipment and clothing.

Miscellaneous

Mâcon was the birthplace of Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869), writer, poet and politician.

The Baby of Mâcon is a 1993 film directed by Peter Greenaway.

Twinned towns

External links

ca:Mâcon de:Mâcon fr:Mâcon nl:Mâcon ja:マコン ro:Mâcon sv:Mâcon

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