Louhans

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Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans
Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans
Coat of arms of Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Coat of arms
Location of Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud is located in France
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementLouhans
CantonLouhans
IntercommunalityCœur de Bresse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Frédéric Bouchet
Area
1
22.58 km2 (8.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,708
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71263 /71500
Elevation176–205 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.

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.[2] 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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Louhans" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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