A branch of the Doubs river in L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs
|Intercommunality||Isles du Doubs|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Rémy Nappey|
|10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (750/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||285–500 m (935–1,640 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The communes is situated 65 km (40 mi) northeast of Besançon and 25 km (16 mi) southwest of Montbéliard. The town lies at the foot of a cliff, so expansion took place on the other side of the Doubs River.
The town of l'Isle-sur-le-Doubs was formed from the merging of the villages of Fusnans, Carnans, and Uxelles. It belonged originally to the abbey of Les Trois Rois, and was then ceded to the Count of Neufchâtel, who built his castle there in 1230, only the foundations of which remain.
The inhabitants of the commune are called l'Islois.
The commune has a three-star camping ground and attracts many tourists who go fishing in the Doubs. Hiking trails are also numerous in the surrounding countryside.
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