Mouthe

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Mouthe
Mouthe Vue générale.jpg
Coat of arms of Mouthe
Coat of arms
Mouthe is located in France
Mouthe
Mouthe
Coordinates: 46°42′41″N 6°11′40″E / 46.7114°N 6.1944°E / 46.7114; 6.1944Coordinates: 46°42′41″N 6°11′40″E / 46.7114°N 6.1944°E / 46.7114; 6.1944
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Pontarlier
Canton Mouthe
Intercommunality Hauts du Doubs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Élisabeth Rampant
Area1 38.73 km2 (14.95 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 954
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25413 /25240
Elevation 926–1,414 m (3,038–4,639 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.

Mouthe is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. The town is known for having the coldest recorded temperature in France.[1]

Geography[edit]

Church of the Assumption of Mouthe (1732–1749), designed by J.-P. Galezot

The town is located 30 km (19 mi) south of Pontarlier in the Jura Mountains on the Swiss border. The source of the Doubs River is 2 km (1.2 mi) from Mouthe.

Climate[edit]

Mouthe, is located in a region of the Jura Mountains known as "Little Siberia" (La Petite Sibérie) and snowfalls are not uncommon as late as the third week of March.[1] Although the average low temperature for January in the town ranges from about -6 °C to -10 °C, the low temperature descended to -32.8 °C (-27.0 °F) on 13 January 1968, and fell further, to -41.2 °C (-41.1 °F) on 17 January 1985.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 680 —    
1968 760 +11.8%
1975 811 +6.7%
1982 813 +0.2%
1990 898 +10.5%
1999 891 −0.8%
2008 972 +9.1%
2012 954 −1.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mouthe (Doubs) "La Petite Sibérie" : Le village le plus froid de France". Sondages & Tendances. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mouth averages". Station, District and regional averages. Climate-data.org. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

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