Louhans

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Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Subprefecture and commune
Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans
Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans
Coat of arms of Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Coat of arms
Louhans-Châteaurenaud is located in France
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Louhans-Châteaurenaud is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Coordinates: 46°39′40″N 5°13′31″E / 46.6612°N 5.2254°E / 46.6612; 5.2254Coordinates: 46°39′40″N 5°13′31″E / 46.6612°N 5.2254°E / 46.6612; 5.2254
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Louhans
Canton Louhans
Intercommunality Cœur de Bresse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Frédéric Bouchet
Area1 22.58 km2 (8.72 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 6,461
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 71263 /71500
Elevation 176–205 m (577–673 ft)
(avg. 181 m or 594 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.

Louhans (French pronunciation: ​[lu.ɑ̃]) is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Louhans is the capital of Bresse bourguignonne and a subprefecture of the department.

Geography[edit]

Louhans is centrally located on the plain of Bresse.[1] The Vallière forms part of the commune's southeastern border, then flows into the Solnan, which forms part of the commune's southern border. The Solnan flows into the Seille in the town. The Seille flows south-southwest through the western part of the commune and crosses the town.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,375—    
18063,151−6.6%
18213,159+0.3%
18313,170+0.3%
18413,686+16.3%
18513,853+4.5%
18613,768−2.2%
18723,913+3.8%
18814,284+9.5%
18914,548+6.2%
19014,469−1.7%
19114,454−0.3%
19214,116−7.6%
19314,116+0.0%
19464,120+0.1%
19544,092−0.7%
19624,154+1.5%
19684,200+1.1%
19754,200+0.0%
19826,483+54.4%
19906,140−5.3%
19995,237−14.7%
20066,432+22.8%
20126,461+0.5%

Gallery[edit]

Town center seen from Châteaurenaud
Arcades in town center
Burgundian tiled roof of the church

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Louhans". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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