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Glère is located in France
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
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Montbéliard
Canton Saint-Hippolyte
Intercommunality Saint-Hippolyte
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Lachat
Area1 15.93 km2 (6.15 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 216
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25275 /25190
Elevation 404–903 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 204 —    
1968 216 +5.9%
1975 198 −8.3%
1982 181 −8.6%
1990 187 +3.3%
1999 208 +11.2%
2008 212 +1.9%
2012 216 +1.9%


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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