Château-Chalon

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Château-Chalon
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Coat of arms of Château-Chalon
Coat of arms
Château-Chalon is located in France
Château-Chalon
Château-Chalon
Coordinates: 46°45′20″N 5°37′36″E / 46.7556°N 5.6267°E / 46.7556; 5.6267Coordinates: 46°45′20″N 5°37′36″E / 46.7556°N 5.6267°E / 46.7556; 5.6267
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier
Canton Voiteur
Intercommunality Coteaux de la Haute Seille
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Vuillaume
Area1 10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 153
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39114 / 39210
Elevation 254–563 m (833–1,847 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.

Château-Chalon is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.

The commune is perched on a cliff in the first fold of the Jura mountains and commands a spectacular prospect. It is reached from the west by a road with numerous hairpin curves. Its situation has earned it nomination as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.

Although the west side of the village is a sheer cliff, the east side slopes gently away in vineyards famous for their white wine, Château-Chalon AOC.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 641 —    
1806 718 +12.0%
1821 647 −9.9%
1831 677 +4.6%
1841 700 +3.4%
1851 673 −3.9%
1861 597 −11.3%
1872 568 −4.9%
1881 551 −3.0%
1891 541 −1.8%
1901 454 −16.1%
1911 394 −13.2%
1921 317 −19.5%
1931 271 −14.5%
1946 225 −17.0%
1954 228 +1.3%
1962 207 −9.2%
1968 192 −7.2%
1975 160 −16.7%
1982 156 −2.5%
1990 153 −1.9%
1999 160 +4.6%
2006 166 +3.8%
2012 153 −7.8%

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