Loulle

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Loulle
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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 Bourgogne-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 (2012)2 173
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 351 —    
1806 405 +15.4%
1821 380 −6.2%
1831 418 +10.0%
1841 345 −17.5%
1851 330 −4.3%
1861 300 −9.1%
1872 240 −20.0%
1881 216 −10.0%
1891 209 −3.2%
1901 204 −2.4%
1911 211 +3.4%
1921 203 −3.8%
1931 201 −1.0%
1946 178 −11.4%
1954 154 −13.5%
1962 148 −3.9%
1968 114 −23.0%
1975 105 −7.9%
1982 160 +52.4%
1990 169 +5.6%
1999 177 +4.7%
2006 172 −2.8%
2012 173 +0.6%

Dinosaur Trails[edit]

In 2004 a remarkable set of well-preserved dinosaur tracks were discovered in a quarry just outside Loulle. The tracks form a dense network of trails belonging 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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