Belvoir, Doubs

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Belvoir
A general view of Belvoir
A general view of Belvoir
Coat of arms of Belvoir
Coat of arms
Location of Belvoir
Belvoir is located in France
Belvoir
Belvoir
Belvoir is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Belvoir
Belvoir
Coordinates: 47°19′06″N 6°36′15″E / 47.3183°N 6.6042°E / 47.3183; 6.6042Coordinates: 47°19′06″N 6°36′15″E / 47.3183°N 6.6042°E / 47.3183; 6.6042
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentDoubs
ArrondissementMontbéliard
CantonBavans
IntercommunalityVallon de Sancey
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Brand
Area
1
9.31 km2 (3.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
111
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25053 /25430
Elevation506–671 m (1,660–2,201 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Belvoir is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Belvoir lies 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Clerval on a prominent hill.

History[edit]

Belvoir is noted for its castle, built by Jean de Chalon. It has been rebuilt, and the date of 1224 inscribed above the arch of the north tower is the oldest inscription in Arabic numerals in the region.

The lords of Belvoir were noted both in war and in peace: Hervis and Huon were Crusaders, and Vincent, the friend of Louis IX of France, wrote the first encyclopedia.

The Rohan family were the last noble owners of the castle.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962120—    
1968130+8.3%
1975115−11.5%
1982100−13.0%
199098−2.0%
1999102+4.1%
200899−2.9%
201297−2.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.