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For the village in Iran, see Morez, Iran.
View of Morez
View of Morez
Coat of arms of Morez
Coat of arms
Morez is located in France
Coordinates: 46°31′22″N 6°01′23″E / 46.5228°N 6.0231°E / 46.5228; 6.0231Coordinates: 46°31′22″N 6°01′23″E / 46.5228°N 6.0231°E / 46.5228; 6.0231
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Saint-Claude
Canton Morez
Intercommunality Haut Jura
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurent Petit
Area1 9.67 km2 (3.73 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,685
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39368 / 39400
Elevation 650–1,302 m (2,133–4,272 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.

Morez is a commune of the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.

The town is mostly known for the manufacture of spectacles. From 1680 to 1920, Morez was with Morbier the center of Comtoise clock production.


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