Lods

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Lods
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Coat of arms of Lods
Coat of arms
Lods is located in France
Lods
Lods
Coordinates: 47°02′45″N 6°14′56″E / 47.0458°N 6.2489°E / 47.0458; 6.2489Coordinates: 47°02′45″N 6°14′56″E / 47.0458°N 6.2489°E / 47.0458; 6.2489
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Ornans
Intercommunality Pays d'Ornans
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Lievremont
Area1 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 247
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 25339 / 25930
Elevation 355–770 m (1,165–2,526 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.

Lods is a commune in the Doubs département in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Lods is located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of Ornans in the valley of the Loue River.

History[edit]

It is first documented in 1189, and there are archaeological remains from the fifth and the seventh centuries.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 342 —    
1968 380 +11.1%
1975 338 −11.1%
1982 337 −0.3%
1990 284 −15.7%
1999 271 −4.6%
2008 247 −8.9%

Economy[edit]

Viticulture was the primary activity until the phylloxera infestation. The arrival of the railroad caused both the vineyards and the forges to decline due to outside competition.

Tourism[edit]

Lods is a picturesque village with two hotels and a campground. Outdoor activities include tennis, fishing, and canoeing. Also worth seeing are the Musée de la Vigne et du Vin viticulture museum and art gallery.

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