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Where is Besancon, France Located?

Besançon is a city in eastern France, located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. It is the capital of the Doubs department. The city is situated near the border with Switzerland, along the Doubs River. Besançon is known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, and cultural heritage.

Besancon Location Map, France

Coordinates47°14′24″N 6°1′12″E
Area65.05 km2 (25.12 sq mi)
Population 118,258
Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code25056 /25000