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Country France
PrefectureBesançon
Departments
Area
 • Total16,202 km2 (6,256 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2015)
 • Total1,179,735
 • Density72.8142/km2 (188.588/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-I
GDP (2012)[1]Ranked 20th
Total€28.6 billion (US$36.8 bn)
Per capita€24,482 (US$31,501)
NUTS RegionFR43
Websitewww.franche-comte.fr

Franche-Comté (meaning "Free County") is a former administrative region of France. It is now part of the administrative region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It is in the east of the country, bordering Switzerland. Its capital was Besançon. In 2009, about 1.1 million people lived in the region.

In the local dialect, Frainc-Comtou, the name is Fraintche-Comtè. In Arpitan it is Franche-Comtât.

The departments in the region were:

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