Dole, Jura

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Dole
Subprefecture and commune
Old Dole
Old Dole
Coat of arms of Dole
Coat of arms
Dole is located in France
Dole
Dole
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Dole is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Dole
Dole
Coordinates: 47°05′35″N 5°29′26″E / 47.0931°N 5.4906°E / 47.0931; 5.4906Coordinates: 47°05′35″N 5°29′26″E / 47.0931°N 5.4906°E / 47.0931; 5.4906
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Dole
Canton Dole-1 and 2
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Maris Sermier (UMP)
Area1 38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 25,384
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 39198 /39100
Elevation 196–341 m (643–1,119 ft)
Website [1]

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.

Dole (French: [dɔl],[1] sometimes pronounced [dol],[2]) is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture (sous-préfecture).

History[edit]

Dole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. The university, founded by Duke Philippe le Bon of Burgundy in 1422, was also transferred to Besançon at that time.

In January 1573, Gilles Garnier was put to death after being found guilty of lycanthropy and witchcraft. He had confessed of murdering and cannibalizing four young children.

The 1995 film, Happiness Is in the Field, was set in Dole.

Geography[edit]

Dole is located on the Doubs River. The commune has a land area of 38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17939,000—    
18008,235−8.5%
18068,678+5.4%
18219,647+11.2%
18319,927+2.9%
183610,137+2.1%
184110,713+5.7%
184610,519−1.8%
185110,830+3.0%
185610,985+1.4%
186110,605−3.5%
186611,093+4.6%
187211,679+5.3%
187612,924+10.7%
188113,190+2.1%
188613,293+0.8%
189114,253+7.2%
189614,437+1.3%
190114,627+1.3%
190614,838+1.4%
191116,294+9.8%
192116,208−0.5%
192618,093+11.6%
193118,066−0.1%
193618,117+0.3%
194618,250+0.7%
195422,022+20.7%
196224,525+11.4%
196827,188+10.9%
197529,295+7.7%
198226,889−8.2%
199026,577−1.2%
199924,949−6.1%
200825,384+1.7%

It is the largest commune in Jura, although the préfecture is Lons-le-Saunier.

Transport[edit]

Dole – Jura Airport is located in the commune of Tavaux, 7 km southwest of Dole.

Famous residents[edit]

Museums[edit]

The Museum of Fine Arts, Dole founded in 1821, is located in the House of the Officers, an example of military architecture of Franche-Comté at the 18th century.

Twin towns[edit]

Dole is sister city to the following cities in four countries:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Henri Bertand in the video Henri Bertand se livre Archived February 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., tvdole.com
  2. ^ (in French) Francis Guthleben in Imagine ce pays - Dôle, France 3 Bourgogne-Franche Comté

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