Glère

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Glère
The church in Glère
The church in Glère
Location of Glère
Glère is located in France
Glère
Glère
Glère is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Glère
Glère
Coordinates: 47°20′40″N 6°59′42″E / 47.3444°N 6.995°E / 47.3444; 6.995Coordinates: 47°20′40″N 6°59′42″E / 47.3444°N 6.995°E / 47.3444; 6.995
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentDoubs
ArrondissementMontbéliard
CantonMaîche
IntercommunalitySaint-Hippolyte
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Lachat
Area
1
15.93 km2 (6.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
224
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25275 /25190
Elevation404–903 m (1,325–2,963 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Glère is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Many of the residents work in the agricultural sector, with dairy farming still forming a large part of the local economy. A number of residents also commute to work in factories in nearby Switzerland.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962204—    
1968216+5.9%
1975198−8.3%
1982181−8.6%
1990187+3.3%
1999208+11.2%
2008212+1.9%
2012216+1.9%

Sights[edit]

Glère hosts a 17th-century church, a post office, two restaurants, and a bar. The village, with its location on the tranquil Doubs River, is a perennial favorite with fishermen and campers.

In the early 1990s, Roger Macabrey, a recipient of the croix de guerre for his actions during World War II and a former mayor of Glère, served on the general council of Doubs department, where he promoted initiatives to attract more tourists to the region.

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References[edit]

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