|Intercommunality||Canton of Quingey|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Breuil (Socialist Party)|
|• Land1||8.55 km2 (3.30 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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).
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.
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