Poligny, Jura

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Poligny
A general view of Poligny
A general view of Poligny
Coat of arms of Poligny
Coat of arms
Location of Poligny
Poligny is located in France
Poligny
Poligny
Poligny is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentJura
ArrondissementDole
CantonPoligny
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Dominique Bonnet
Area
1
50.22 km2 (19.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,495
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
39434 /39800
Elevation252–626 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.

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17935,198—    
1806542−89.6%
18215,344+886.0%
18316,005+12.4%
18415,980−0.4%
18515,718−4.4%
18615,401−5.5%
18725,024−7.0%
18814,669−7.1%
18914,433−5.1%
19014,090−7.7%
19113,921−4.1%
19213,576−8.8%
19313,736+4.5%
19464,056+8.6%
19544,130+1.8%
19623,869−6.3%
19684,070+5.2%
19754,312+5.9%
19824,655+8.0%
19904,714+1.3%
19994,511−4.3%
20064,318−4.3%
20124,158−3.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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