|• Land1||50.22 km2 (19.39 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||39434 / 39800|
|Elevation||252–626 m (827–2,054 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.
The town stands on the edge of the "Premier Plateau" of the Jura region, with limestone cliffs rising to its east and south, and a steephead valley leading to the village of Vaux-sur-Poligny to the east. On the cliffs to the east is a notable cave, known as "Le Trou de la Lune" (the Moonhole); on the cliffs to the south is a large cross, the "Croix du Dan". A network of hiking trails surrounds the town and provide routes to both these viewpoints, and the GR 59 long distance footpath runs through the town.
As of the census of 1999, the population was 4511.
The estimate for 2004 was 4377.
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