Saint-Claude, Jura

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Saint-Claude
A general view of Saint-Claude
A general view of Saint-Claude
Coat of arms of Saint-Claude
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Claude
Saint-Claude is located in France
Saint-Claude
Saint-Claude
Saint-Claude is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentJura
ArrondissementSaint-Claude
CantonSaint-Claude
IntercommunalityVal de Bienne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Louis Millet
Area
1
70.19 km2 (27.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
9,875
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
39478 /39200
Elevation360–1,222 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.

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

History[edit]

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his grave was so great that, since the 13th century, the name "Saint-Claude" came more and more into use and has today superseded the other.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,657—    
18063,525−3.6%
18214,463+26.6%
18315,222+17.0%
18415,270+0.9%
18515,897+11.9%
18616,316+7.1%
18727,083+12.1%
18818,216+16.0%
18919,782+19.1%
190110,449+6.8%
191112,022+15.1%
192112,631+5.1%
193113,436+6.4%
194610,749−20.0%
195411,301+5.1%
196212,114+7.2%
196812,486+3.1%
197513,511+8.2%
198212,715−5.9%
199012,704−0.1%
199912,303−3.2%
200611,950−2.9%
201310,346−13.4%

Transport[edit]

Saint Claude is served by a railway station.

Sport[edit]

Saint Claude has a rugby club. The 2017 Tour de France passed through Saint Claude.

Sights[edit]

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

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Eugendus" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

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