Les Hôpitaux-Neufs

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Les Hôpitaux-Neufs
Le Morond, vue des Hôpitaux-Neufs.JPG
Les Hôpitaux-Neufs is located in France
Les Hôpitaux-Neufs
Les Hôpitaux-Neufs
Coordinates: 46°46′38″N 6°22′25″E / 46.7772°N 6.3736°E / 46.7772; 6.3736Coordinates: 46°46′38″N 6°22′25″E / 46.7772°N 6.3736°E / 46.7772; 6.3736
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Pontarlier
Canton Frasne
Intercommunality Mont d'Or et les Deux Lacs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Florent Paquette
Area1 6.56 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 787
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25307 /25370
Elevation 970–1,290 m (3,180–4,230 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.

Les Hôpitaux-Neufs is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.


The commune is situated 17 km (11 mi) southeast of Pontarlier on the road through the Jura mountains. International traffic passes through the commune on Route 57, and only a few farms have retained their typical rural quality. North of the village, Route 57 passes over the col des Hôpitaux-Neufs at 1046 m. This pass is the continental divide between the watersheds of the Rhine and the Rhône rivers.

The village is situated at 1000 m. between the massif of the Mont-d'Or on the south and the Herba on the north. The land of the commune is primarily pasture and forest.


The commune goes back to the hospital established in the 13th century by Jean de Châlons-d'Arlay, Count of Burgundy. The village received its present name in 1780.

The church built in 1368 was burned down by Swedish troops during the 30 Years' War and restored in the 17th century in Renaissance Italian style. A baroque bell tower was added in 1694.

Until 30 September 1807, the parish belonged to the diocese of Lausanne. It was then incorporated into the diocese of Besançon.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 248 —    
1968 285 +14.9%
1975 295 +3.5%
1982 265 −10.2%
1990 369 +39.2%
1999 508 +37.7%
2008 723 +42.3%
2012 787 +8.9%

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