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Chaux-des-Crotenay is located in France
Coordinates: 46°39′30″N 5°58′05″E / 46.6583°N 5.9681°E / 46.6583; 5.9681Coordinates: 46°39′30″N 5°58′05″E / 46.6583°N 5.9681°E / 46.6583; 5.9681
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier
Canton Les Planches-en-Montagne
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Vionnet
Area1 11.67 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 413
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39129 / 39150
Elevation 560–859 m (1,837–2,818 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.

Chaux-des-Crotenay is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Battle of Alesia[edit]

Danielle Porte, a professor at the Sorbonne, has argued that Chaux-des-Crotenay is the site of Alesia, the last major battle between the Gauls under Vercingetorix and the Romans under Julius Caesar.

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Panorama of Chaux-des-crotenay