The Bourgogne region is larger than the old Duchy of Burgundy and
yet it is smaller than the area ruled by the Dukes of Burgundy.
Burgundy is the old duchy of Burgundy, which was later called province of Burgundy.
But the old county of Burgundy, which was later called the province of Franche-Comté is
not included inside the Bourgogne region, as it comes under the Franche-Comté region.
Also there is a small part of the duchy of Burgundy (province of Burgundy), which is now
inside the Champagne-Ardenne region.
There are four departments making up this region, which are the Nievre, Yonne, Cote-d'Or
and the Saone-et-Loire.
This region has been inhabited by many, including Celts and Romans, however, the most
important were the Bergundians who gave their name to the region.
Later the region was divided between the Duchy of Burgundy (west of Burgundy) and the
County of Burgundy (east of Burgundy), yet the Duchy of Burgundy is the more famous of the
Later on again, the Duchy of Burgundy became the French province of Burgundy, while the
County of Burgundy became the French province of Franche-Comté,
literally meaning free county.