Dole, Jura

Dole (French: [dɔl],[2] sometimes pronounced [dol],[3]) is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture (sous-préfecture).

Dole
Old Dole

Coat of arms
Location of Dole
Dole
Dole
Coordinates: 47°05′35″N 5°29′26″E
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentJura
ArrondissementDole
CantonDole-1 and 2
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Jean-Maris Sermier (UMP)
Area
1
38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
24,592
  Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
39198 /39100
Elevation196–341 m (643–1,119 ft)
Website
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

Dole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. The university, founded by Duke Philippe le Bon of Burgundy in 1422, was also transferred to Besançon at that time.

In January 1573, Gilles Garnier was put to death after being found guilty of lycanthropy and witchcraft. He had confessed to murdering and cannibalizing at least six children.

The 1995 film Happiness Is in the Field was set in Dole.

Geography

Dole is located on the Doubs River. The commune has a land area of 38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi).

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17939,000    
18008,235−8.5%
18068,678+5.4%
18219,647+11.2%
18319,927+2.9%
183610,137+2.1%
184110,713+5.7%
184610,519−1.8%
185110,830+3.0%
185610,985+1.4%
186110,605−3.5%
186611,093+4.6%
187211,679+5.3%
187612,924+10.7%
188113,190+2.1%
188613,293+0.8%
189114,253+7.2%
189614,437+1.3%
190114,627+1.3%
190614,838+1.4%
191116,294+9.8%
192116,208−0.5%
192618,093+11.6%
193118,066−0.1%
193618,117+0.3%
194618,250+0.7%
195422,022+20.7%
196224,525+11.4%
196827,188+10.9%
197529,295+7.7%
198226,889−8.2%
199026,577−1.2%
199924,949−6.1%
200825,384+1.7%

It is the largest commune in Jura, although the préfecture is Lons-le-Saunier.

Transport

Dole – Jura Airport is located in the commune of Tavaux, 7 km southwest of Dole.

Famous residents

Museums

The Museum of Fine Arts, Dole founded in 1821, is located in the House of the Officers, an example of military architecture of Franche-Comté at the 18th century.

Twin towns - sister cities

Dole is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. (in French) Henri Bertand in the video Henri Bertand se livre Archived February 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, tvdole.com
  3. (in French) Francis Guthleben in Imagine ce pays - Dôle, France 3 Bourgogne-Franche Comté


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