Morez

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For the village in Iran, see Morez, Iran.
Morez
View of Morez
View of Morez
Coat of arms of Morez
Coat of arms
Morez is located in France
Morez
Morez
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
Government
 • 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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