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Coat of arms of Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse
Coat of arms
Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse is located in France
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Louhans
Canton Montret
Intercommunality Canton of Montret
Area1 15.75 km2 (6.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 455
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71489 / 71440
Elevation 183–212 m (600–696 ft)
(avg. 475 m or 1,558 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

It lies 22 km (14 mi) southeast of Chalon-sur-Saône and 16 km (10 mi) west-northwest of Louhans.



There are ruins of a medieval castle southeast of the town.


The place name, formerly Saint-Vincent-en-Braisse, Latin Sanctus Vincentius in Brixia derives from that of St. Vincent born in Zaragoza, martyred at Valencia in

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