Métabief

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Métabief
Métabief 7.JPG
Métabief is located in France
Métabief
Métabief
Coordinates: 46°46′27″N 6°21′09″E / 46.7742°N 6.3525°E / 46.7742; 6.3525Coordinates: 46°46′27″N 6°21′09″E / 46.7742°N 6.3525°E / 46.7742; 6.3525
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Pontarlier
Canton Mouthe
Intercommunality Mont d'Or et des Deux Lacs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Deque
Area1 5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,089
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25380 /25370
Elevation 923–1,419 m (3,028–4,656 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.

Métabief is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune lies 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of Mouthe close to the Swiss border near Jougne.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 123 —    
1968 165 +34.1%
1975 197 +19.4%
1982 250 +26.9%
1990 504 +101.6%
1999 691 +37.1%
2008 954 +38.1%
2012 1,089 +14.2%

Tourism[edit]

Métabief is known for its winter sports, but it is also a center for tourism in the summer with hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding, mountain climbing, and spelunking. It is one of the six communes that operate the Métabief-Mont-d'Or ski resort.

Gallery[edit]

The Morond, seen from Les Hôpitaux-Neufs
The church

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