Quingey

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Quingey
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Quingey
Coat of arms
Quingey is located in France
Quingey
Quingey
Coordinates: 47°06′15″N 5°53′01″E / 47.1042°N 5.8836°E / 47.1042; 5.8836Coordinates: 47°06′15″N 5°53′01″E / 47.1042°N 5.8836°E / 47.1042; 5.8836
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Quingey
Intercommunality Canton of Quingey
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Breuil (Socialist Party)
Area
 • Land1 8.55 km2 (3.30 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,274
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 25475 / 25440
Elevation 259–522 m (850–1,713 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.

Quingey is a commune and canton seat in the Doubs department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Quingey lies 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Besançon and 30 km (19 mi) east of Dole in the department of Jura.

The commune is at the western extremity of the department of Doubs, a dozen km from the department of Jura. The river Loue runs through it. On the north is the valley of the Doubs River, the vast forests of Chaux and the Val d'Amour lie on the west, the mountains of Salins on the south, and the valley of the Lison on the east.

As the Loue traverses this alluvial plain, it is barred by numerous natural dams. The plain is surrounded by peaks between 470 m and 850 (the Mont Poupet).

History[edit]

Situated on the Roman road between Lyon and Strasbourg, its history goes back to the third century.

The last vestiges of its fortifications were destroyed in 1823, but the bridge over the Loue dates from 1590. It was slightly rebuilt in 1844.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 836 —    
1968 854 +2.2%
1975 936 +9.6%
1982 920 −1.7%
1990 980 +6.5%
1999 1,049 +7.0%
2008 1,274 +21.4%

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