Saint-Claude, Jura

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Saint-Claude
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Coat of arms of Saint-Claude
Coat of arms
Saint-Claude is located in France
Saint-Claude
Saint-Claude
Coordinates: 46°23′16″N 5°51′50″E / 46.3878°N 5.8639°E / 46.3878; 5.8639Coordinates: 46°23′16″N 5°51′50″E / 46.3878°N 5.8639°E / 46.3878; 5.8639
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Saint-Claude
Canton Saint-Claude
Intercommunality Val de Bienne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Louis Millet
Area1 70.19 km2 (27.10 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 10,346
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 39478 /39200
Elevation 360–1,222 m (1,181–4,009 ft)
(avg. 441 m or 1,447 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.

Saint-Claude (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃klod]) is a commune in the Jura department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

The town was originally named Saint-Oyand after Saint Eugendus. However, when St. Claudius had, in 687, resigned his Diocese of Besançon and had died, in 696, as twelfth abbot, the number of pilgrims who visited his grave was so great that, since the thirteenth century, the name "Saint-Claude" came more and more into use and has to-day superseded the other.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,657 —    
1806 3,525 −3.6%
1821 4,463 +26.6%
1831 5,222 +17.0%
1841 5,270 +0.9%
1851 5,897 +11.9%
1861 6,316 +7.1%
1872 7,083 +12.1%
1881 8,216 +16.0%
1891 9,782 +19.1%
1901 10,449 +6.8%
1911 12,022 +15.1%
1921 12,631 +5.1%
1931 13,436 +6.4%
1946 10,749 −20.0%
1954 11,301 +5.1%
1962 12,114 +7.2%
1968 12,486 +3.1%
1975 13,511 +8.2%
1982 12,715 −5.9%
1990 12,704 −0.1%
1999 12,303 −3.2%
2006 11,950 −2.9%
2013 10,346 −13.4%

Sights[edit]

Saint-Claude Cathedral, former seat of the Bishops of Saint-Claude, is located here.

Personalities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Eugendus". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

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