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Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude is located in France
Coordinates: 46°23′14″N 5°46′59″E / 46.3872°N 5.7831°E / 46.3872; 5.7831Coordinates: 46°23′14″N 5°46′59″E / 46.3872°N 5.7831°E / 46.3872; 5.7831
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Saint-Claude
Canton Saint-Claude
Intercommunality Lizon Plateau
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe Passot
Area1 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,982
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39286 / 39170
Elevation 356–836 m (1,168–2,743 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.

Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude is a commune in the Jura département in Franche-Comté in eastern France.


Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude is the home of Championnat de France Amateurs club, Jura Sud Lavans.

Personalities linked to the commune[edit]

  • Antide Janvier (1751–1835), clockmaker, was born at Briva (today Brive), a hamlet within the commune.

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