Jougne

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Jougne
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Jougne
Coat of arms
Jougne is located in France
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
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Pontarlier
Canton Mouthe
Intercommunality Mont d'Or et les Deux Lacs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Morel
Area1 29.03 km2 (11.21 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,470
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25318 /25370
Elevation 809–1,463 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.

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

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 is a magnificent view 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
Year Pop. ±%
1962 744 —    
1968 815 +9.5%
1975 858 +5.3%
1982 866 +0.9%
1990 1,162 +34.2%
1999 1,198 +3.1%
2008 1,376 +14.9%
2012 1,470 +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, with elaborate natural settings and numerous hotels and restaurants.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Jougne is twinned with:

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