Morez

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For the village in Iran, see Morez, Iran.
Morez
Viaducs de morez.JPG
Coat of arms of Morez
Coat of arms
Morez is located in France
Morez
Morez
Coordinates: 46°31′22″N 6°01′23″E / 46.5228°N 6.0231°E / 46.5228; 6.0231Coordinates: 46°31′22″N 6°01′23″E / 46.5228°N 6.0231°E / 46.5228; 6.0231
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Saint-Claude
Canton Morez
Intercommunality Haut Jura
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurent Petit
Area1 9.67 km2 (3.73 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,982
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 39368 /39400
Elevation 650–1,302 m (2,133–4,272 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.

Morez is a former commune of the Jura department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Hauts-de-Bienne.[1]

The town is mostly known for the manufacture of spectacles. From 1680 to 1920, Morez was with Morbier the center of Comtoise clock production.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,049 —    
1806 1,291 +23.1%
1821 1,694 +31.2%
1831 2,067 +22.0%
1841 2,726 +31.9%
1851 3,153 +15.7%
1861 4,762 +51.0%
1872 5,178 +8.7%
1881 5,542 +7.0%
1891 5,124 −7.5%
1901 5,449 +6.3%
1911 5,928 +8.8%
1921 5,100 −14.0%
1931 4,981 −2.3%
1946 4,691 −5.8%
1954 5,588 +19.1%
1962 5,777 +3.4%
1968 6,408 +10.9%
1975 6,811 +6.3%
1982 6,739 −1.1%
1990 6,957 +3.2%
1999 6,144 −11.7%
2006 5,462 −11.1%
2012 5,982 +9.5%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 29 December 2015