Lure, Haute-Saône

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Subprefecture and commune
Ancien hôtel particulier XIXème siècle (Lure).jpg
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L'hôpital de Lure.jpg Mairie de Lure.jpg
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Lure is located in France
Coordinates: 47°41′01″N 6°29′51″E / 47.6836°N 6.4975°E / 47.6836; 6.4975Coordinates: 47°41′01″N 6°29′51″E / 47.6836°N 6.4975°E / 47.6836; 6.4975
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Haute-Saône
Arrondissement Lure
Canton Lure-1 and 2
Intercommunality Pays de Lure
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Federspiel
Area1 24.31 km2 (9.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,616
 • Density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 70310 /70200
Elevation 284–353 m (932–1,158 ft)
(avg. 293 m or 961 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.

Lure (French pronunciation: ​[lyʁ]) is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Lure is the third most populous town in the département, smaller than Vesoul and Héricourt, but larger than Luxeuil-les-Bains and Gray.[1]

The Abbey of Lure was situated here. In the seventh century, Clothaire II recognised the virtues of Saint Deicolus and considerably enriched the Abbey of Lure, also granting Deicolus the manor, woods, fisheries, etc. of the town which had grown around the monastery.

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