Loulle

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Loulle
Loulle is located in France
Loulle
Loulle
Coordinates: 46°42′32″N 5°52′56″E / 46.7089°N 5.8822°E / 46.7089; 5.8822Coordinates: 46°42′32″N 5°52′56″E / 46.7089°N 5.8822°E / 46.7089; 5.8822
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier
Canton Champagnole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Xavier Racle
Area1 10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 177
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39301 / 39300
Elevation 610–776 m (2,001–2,546 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.

Loulle is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Dinosaur Trails[edit]

In 2004 a remarkable set of well-preserved dinosaur tracks were discovered in a quarry just outside of Loulle. The tracks form a dense network of trails beloning mainly to sauropods but with other species represented. Many of the imprints have been painted by researchers from the University of Lyon to indicate the tracks from individual animals. The caked muddy surface over which the dinosaurs walked is also well preserved in the rock.

The site is open to the public (no admission charged) and is on a sharp bend on the main road between Loulle and Nye.

Dinosaur trails

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