Jougne

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Jougne
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Jougne
Coat of arms
Location of Jougne
Jougne is located in France
Jougne
Jougne
Jougne is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Jougne
Jougne
Coordinates: 46°45′51″N 6°23′19″E / 46.7642°N 6.3886°E / 46.7642; 6.3886Coordinates: 46°45′51″N 6°23′19″E / 46.7642°N 6.3886°E / 46.7642; 6.3886
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentDoubs
ArrondissementPontarlier
CantonFrasne
IntercommunalityMont d'Or et les Deux Lacs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Morel
Area
1
29.03 km2 (11.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,874
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25318 /25370
Elevation809–1,463 m (2,654–4,800 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated 19 km (12 mi) from Pontarlier and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from the Swiss border. It lies in the Jura Mountains, which form the border between France and Switzerland.

It dominates the valley of the Jougnena. From Piquemiette, there are views of the Alps.

History[edit]

Jougne church

In the Middle Ages, Jougne was an important toll station on the road to Italy. Of the ancient fortifications, a gate and ramparts, as well as ruins of the fort, remain.

The chapel of Saint Maurice dates from the twelfth century and has a Carolingian crypt.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962744—    
1968815+9.5%
1975858+5.3%
1982866+0.9%
19901,162+34.2%
19991,198+3.1%
20081,376+14.9%
20121,470+6.8%

Tourism[edit]

Jougne is a tourist town noted for winter sports. The ski resort of Piquemiette caters to alpine skiers, but there are also hiking and cross-country ski trails in the forest of la Joux.

There is also an animal museum and numerous hotels and restaurants.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Jougne is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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