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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. fʁɑ̃ʃ kɔ̃te  [key]

Meaning & History

From Franche-Comté de Bourgogne, or "Free County of Burgundy", a region separated from Burgundy proper in the 15th century. Comté, "county", was formerly feminine, although today it is masculine.

Franche-Comté was a region in eastern France combined with Bourgogne to create Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
Added 8/7/2023 by portanbeag
Edited 8/7/2023 by portanbeag