L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs

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L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs
Bras du Doubs à l'Isle sur le Doubs DSC 0812.jpg
Coat of arms of L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs
Coat of arms
L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs is located in France
L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs
L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs
Coordinates: 47°26′55″N 6°35′13″E / 47.4486°N 6.5869°E / 47.4486; 6.5869Coordinates: 47°26′55″N 6°35′13″E / 47.4486°N 6.5869°E / 47.4486; 6.5869
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Montbéliard
Canton L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs
Intercommunality Isles du Doubs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rémy Nappey
Area1 10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 3,127
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25315 /25250
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.

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

L'Isle-sur-le-Doubs is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,162 —    
1968 3,231 +2.2%
1975 3,442 +6.5%
1982 3,205 −6.9%
1990 3,203 −0.1%
1999 3,305 +3.2%
2008 3,249 −1.7%
2012 3,127 −3.8%

The inhabitants of the commune are called l'Islois.

Tourism[edit]

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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