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Cussey-sur-l'Ognon (France)
region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Baume-les-Dames
Community association Grand Besançon
Coordinates 47 ° 20 '  N , 5 ° 56'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 20 '  N , 5 ° 56'  E
height 206-256 m
surface 7.55 km 2
Residents 1,045 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 138 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 25870
INSEE code

Cussey-sur-l'Ognon is a French commune with 1,045 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in Doubs in the region Bourgogne Franche-Comté .


Cussey-sur-l'Ognon is located at 225  m , about 13 kilometers northwest of the city of Besançon (as the crow flies). The village extends on the southern edge of the Ognon valley across from Étuz , in the gently undulating landscape in the extreme northwest of the Doubs department.

The area of ​​the 7.55 km² large municipal area includes a section of the Ognon Valley. The western and northern borders run along the Ognon, which flows here with several windings through a 1.5 km wide, flat valley lowland. From the course of the river, the community area extends southwards over the wide, formerly boggy floodplain to the adjacent slightly undulating landscape. This consists partly of arable land and meadow, partly of forest. To the south is the vast wooded area of ​​the Bois de Cussey . The highest point of Cussey-sur-l'Ognon is reached at 256 m on a hilltop in this forest. In the southwest, the area includes the lower section of the Ruisseau des Moulins and extends to the edge of the Bois du Grand Bugnoz .

Neighboring municipalities of Cussey-sur-l'Ognon are Étuz and Boulot in the north, Geneuille in the east, Les Auxons in the south and Sauvagney and Chambornay-lès-Pin in the west.


Saint-André church

In the Middle Ages the place is mentioned under the name Cuscei . During the Franco-Prussian War , Cussey-sur-l'Ognon was the scene of fighting between the advancing German troops and the French army in October 1870, which thwarted the threatened capture of the city of Besançon. Today Cussey-sur-l'Ognon is part of the Grand Besançon municipal association .


The Saint-André church in Cussey-sur-l'Ognon was built in the 18th century.


Population development
year Residents
1962 239
1968 197
1975 324
1982 478
1990 570
1999 621
2005 790
2016 1029

With 1045 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), Cussey-sur-l'Ognon is one of the small communities in the Doubs department. After the population in the first half of the 20th century had always been in the range between 160 and 230 people, a striking population growth has been recorded since the beginning of the 1970s. Since then, numerous single-family houses have been built on the outskirts and the population has quadrupled.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Cussey-sur-l'Ognon was primarily a village characterized by agriculture (arable farming, fruit growing and cattle breeding) and forestry. In addition, there are now some local small businesses. In the meantime, the village has also turned into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who go to work in the Besançon agglomeration.

The village is located off the main thoroughfares on a departmental road that leads from Miserey-Salines to Fretigney-et-Velloreille . The closest connection to the A36 motorway is around ten kilometers away. Further road connections exist with Auxon-Dessous and Geneuille.

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