Poligny, Jura

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Poligny
Poligny - Jura - France.JPG
Coat of arms of Poligny
Coat of arms
Poligny is located in France
Poligny
Poligny
Coordinates: 46°50′12″N 5°42′31″E / 46.8367°N 5.7086°E / 46.8367; 5.7086Coordinates: 46°50′12″N 5°42′31″E / 46.8367°N 5.7086°E / 46.8367; 5.7086
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier
Canton Poligny
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Dominique Bonnet
Area1 50.22 km2 (19.39 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,158
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 39434 / 39800
Elevation 252–626 m (827–2,054 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.

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

The town stands on the edge of the first plateau of the Jura region, with limestone cliffs rising to its east and south, and a steephead valley leading to the village of Vaux-sur-Poligny to the east. On the cliffs to the east is a notable cave, known as "Le Trou de la Lune" (the Moonhole); on the cliffs to the south is a large cross, the "Croix du Dan". A network of hiking trails surrounds the town and provide routes to both these viewpoints, and the GR 59 long distance footpath runs through the town.

First Empire general Jean-Pierre Travot was born in Poligny; a statue in his honour stands in the principal square of the town, the Place des Déportés, and a road is named after him.

Poligny is served by the railway line from Besançon to Lons-le-Saunier.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 5,198 —    
1806 542 −89.6%
1821 5,344 +886.0%
1831 6,005 +12.4%
1841 5,980 −0.4%
1851 5,718 −4.4%
1861 5,401 −5.5%
1872 5,024 −7.0%
1881 4,669 −7.1%
1891 4,433 −5.1%
1901 4,090 −7.7%
1911 3,921 −4.1%
1921 3,576 −8.8%
1931 3,736 +4.5%
1946 4,056 +8.6%
1954 4,130 +1.8%
1862 3,869 −6.3%
1968 4,070 +5.2%
1975 4,312 +5.9%
1982 4,655 +8.0%
1990 4,714 +1.3%
1999 4,511 −4.3%
2006 4,318 −4.3%
2012 4,158 −3.7%

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