|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Dominique Mesnier|
|Area1||2.86 km2 (1.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||25323 /25820|
|Elevation||251–592 m (823–1,942 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.
The village lies in the deep valley of the Doubs River.
The Rognon forms a 17-meter waterfall, where it flows into the Doubs.
At the beginning of the 19th century, an iron mine was opened that employed up to 60 miners. However, with the arrival of the railroad in 1860, the mine was closed.
About 1870, a textile mill was established on the site of the old mill. It employed about 30 women, but it closed when the Bost brothers opened a tool factory at the end of the 19th century. From that time on, the village grew along with the factory. Of its 500 inhabitants, 200 worked at the factory.
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