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Doubs
Coat of Arms of Doubs
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Number 25
Region Franche-Comté
Prefecture Besançon
Subprefectures Montbéliard
Pontarlier
Population
 -1999
 -Density
Ranked 51st
499,062
95/km²
Area 5234 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 35
Communes 594
President of the
General Council
Claude Jeannerot
Location

Doubs is a département in eastern France named after the Doubs River. Its pronunciation is /du/ (the last two letters are silent). Image File history File links Blason25. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Besançon Land area¹ 16,202 km² Regional President Raymond Forni (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Location within France Besançon is a French city in the département of Doubs, of which it is the préfecture. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Montbéliard (German: Mömpelgard) is a commune in the Doubs département, in eastern France. ... Pontarlier is a commune of northeastern France, sous-préfecture of the Doubs département. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Categories: Lists of subnational entities ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... Arrondissements of the Doubs département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 35 cantons of the Doubs département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Besançon (17 cantons) : Amancey - Audeux - Baume-les-Dames - Besançon-Est - Besançon-Nord-Est - Besançon-Nord-Ouest - Besançon-Ouest - Besançon-Planoise - Besançon-Sud... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... The following is a list of the 594 communes of the Doubs département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Doubs is a 430 km long river in eastern France and western Switzerland. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with French phonology. ...

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History

See main article on the Free County of Burgundy. The County of Burgundy was a medieval county, within the traditional province and modern French region Franche-Comté, whose very name is reminiscent of the unusual title of its count : Freigraf (free count, or franc comte in french, hence the term franc(he) comté for his feudal principiality). ...


As early as the 13th century, inhabitants of the northern 2/3 of Doubs spoke the Franc-Comtois language, a dialect of Langue d'Oïl. Residents of the southern 1/3 of Doubs spoke a dialect of the Franco-Provençal language. Both languages co-existed with French, the official language of law and commerce, and continued to be spoken in rural areas into the 20th century. Franc-Comtois is a language spoken by a minority of people in Franche-Comté. It is one of the langues doïl and is a regional language of France. ... The langue doïl language family in linguistics comprises Romance languages originating in territories now occupied by northern France, part of Belgium and the Channel Islands. ... Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, French: francoprovençal(e), patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ...


Doubs was important as a portal to Switzerland through the pass at Joux. Many famous people, including Mirabeau, Toussaint Louverture and Heinrich von Kleist, were imprisoned in the Château de Joux. Mirabeau can refer to: Honoré Mirabeau Mirabeau, a commune of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département, in southeastern France Mirabeau, a commune of the Vaucluse département, in southern France Les Pennes-Mirabeau, a commune of the Bouches-du-Rhône département, in southern France the Cours Mirabeau is a famous street... François-Dominique Toussaint LOuverture (1743 - April 7, 1803) was one of the leaders of the Haitian slave revolt of 1791 and a major figure in the struggles that followed. ... Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (October 18, 1777 - November 21, 1811) was a German poet, dramatist and novelist. ... Fort-de-Joux is located at Jura, France commands the mountain pass cluse de Pontarlier(1,2). ...


Doubs was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Franche-Comté. The préfecture (capital) is Besançon. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a period in the history of France. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Capital Besançon Land area¹ 16,202 km² Regional President Raymond Forni (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Location within France Besançon is a French city in the département of Doubs, of which it is the préfecture. ...


In 1793, the republic of Mandeure was added to the department, and in 1816 the principality of Montbéliard. Montbéliard (German: Mömpelgard) is a commune in the Doubs département, in eastern France. ...


Victor Hugo and Auguste and Louis Lumière are among the famous people born in Doubs. Victor-Marie Hugo. ... The Lumière Brothers The Lumière Brothers, Louis Jean (5 October 1864, Besançon, France – 6 June 1948, Bandol) and Auguste Marie Louis Nicholas (19 October 1862, Besançon, France – 10 April 1954, Lyon), were the creators of the cinematographe, a three-in-one motion picture camera, developer, and...


Geography

Doubs is part of the current region of Franche-Comté and is surrounded by the French departments of Jura, Haute-Saône, and Territoire de Belfort, and the Swiss cantons of Vaud, Neuchâtel, and Jura. Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ... Haute-Saône is a French département, named after the Saône River. ... The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... Neuchâtel is a canton of Switzerland. ... The Canton of Jura is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the northwestern part of Switzerland. ...


The department is dominated by the Jura mountains, which rise east of Besançon. The Jura folds are located North of the main Alpine orogenic front, and are being continually deformed, accommodating the northwards compression due to Alpine folding. ... Location within France Besançon is a French city in the département of Doubs, of which it is the préfecture. ...


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Doubistes.


Tourism

The castles at Joux and Besançon are important tourist destinations. Fort-de-Joux is located at Jura, France commands the mountain pass cluse de Pontarlier(1,2). ... Location within France Besançon is a French city in the département of Doubs, of which it is the préfecture. ...


See Also

  • List of the communes of Doubs
  • List of the cantons of Doubs

The following is a list of the 594 communes of the Doubs département in France. ... The following is a list of the 35 cantons of the Doubs département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Besançon (17 cantons) : Amancey - Audeux - Baume-les-Dames - Besançon-Est - Besançon-Nord-Est - Besançon-Nord-Ouest - Besançon-Ouest - Besançon-Planoise - Besançon-Sud...

External links

  • List of the communes of Doubs département on the website
  • http://www.chateaudejoux.com/
  • http://www.besancon.fr/


Départements of France

01 Ain | 02 Aisne | 03 Allier | 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence | 05 Hautes-Alpes | 06 Alpes-Maritimes | 07 Ardèche | 08 Ardennes | 09 Ariège | 10 Aube | 11 Aude | 12 Aveyron | 13 Bouches-du-Rhône | 14 Calvados | 15 Cantal | 16 Charente | 17 Charente-Maritime | 18 Cher | 19 Corrèze | 2A Corse-du-Sud | 2B Haute-Corse | 21 Côte-d'Or | 22 Côtes-d'Armor | 23 Creuse | 24 Dordogne | 25 Doubs | 26 Drôme | 27 Eure | 28 Eure-et-Loir | 29 Finistère | 30 Gard | 31 Haute-Garonne | 32 Gers | 33 Gironde | 34 Hérault | 35 Ille-et-Vilaine | 36 Indre | 37 Indre-et-Loire | 38 Isère | 39 Jura | 40 Landes | 41 Loir-et-Cher | 42 Loire | 43 Haute-Loire | 44 Loire-Atlantique | 45 Loiret | 46 Lot | 47 Lot-et-Garonne | 48 Lozère | 49 Maine-et-Loire | 50 Manche | 51 Marne | 52 Haute-Marne | 53 Mayenne | 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle | 55 Meuse | 56 Morbihan | 57 Moselle | 58 Nièvre | 59 Nord | 60 Oise | 61 Orne | 62 Pas-de-Calais | 63 Puy-de-Dôme | 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques | 65 Hautes-Pyrénées | 66 Pyrénées-Orientales | 67 Bas-Rhin | 68 Haut-Rhin | 69 Rhône | 70 Haute-Saône | 71 Saône-et-Loire | 72 Sarthe | 73 Savoie | 74 Haute-Savoie | 75 Paris | 76 Seine-Maritime | 77 Seine-et-Marne | 78 Yvelines | 79 Deux-Sèvres | 80 Somme | 81 Tarn | 82 Tarn-et-Garonne | 83 Var | 84 Vaucluse | 85 Vendée | 86 Vienne | 87 Haute-Vienne | 88 Vosges | 89 Yonne | 90 Territoire de Belfort | 91 Essonne | 92 Hauts-de-Seine | 93 Seine-Saint-Denis | 94 Val-de-Marne | 95 Val-d'Oise | 96 Guadeloupe | 97 Martinique | 98 French Guiana | 99 Réunion Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Préfecture building of the Ain département, in Bourg-en-Bresse Ain is a département named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France bordering Switzerland. ... Aisne is a département in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Alpes_de_Haute_Provence is a French département in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. ... Hautes-Alpes is a département in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ... Ardèche is a département in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... Ardennes is a département in the northeast of France named after the Ardennes area. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Aude is a département in south-central France named after the Aude River. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ... Cantal is a département in south-central France. ... Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River. ... Charente-Maritime is a département on the west coast of France named after the Charente River. ... Cher is a département in the center of France. ... Corrèze is a département in the center of France, named after the Corrèze River. ... Corse-du-Sud is a French département. ... Haute-Corse is a French département. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Côtes-dArmor (French) / Aodoù-an-Arvor (Breton) is a département in the north of Brittany, in northwestern France. ... Creuse is a département in central France named after the Creuse River. ... Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Drôme is a département in southeastern France named after the Drôme River. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French). ... Gard is a département located in le midi, the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard). ... Haute-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. ... Gers is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Hérault is a département in the southwest of France named after the Hérault River. ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ... Landes is a département in southern France. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire Rivers upper reaches. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Lot-et-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Maine-et-Loire is a département in west-central France. ... Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche (the sleeve), which is the French name of the English Channel. ... Κ Marne is a region in France. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... Meurthe-et-Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... Morbihan is a département in the northwest of France named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... For the place in Greenland see Nord, Greenland; for the people see Norway. ... Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Pas-de-Calais is a département in northern France named after the strait which it borders. ... Puy-de-Dôme is a département in the center of France named after the famous dormant volcano, the Puy-de-Dôme. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Hautes-Pyrénées is a département in southwestern France. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Haute-Saône is a French département, named after the Saône River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers. ... Sarthe is a French département, named after the Sarthe River. ... Savoie is a French département located in the Alps. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... The Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris, is an international symbol of the city. ... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Deux-Sèvres is a French département. ... Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... Tarn is a département in the Midi-Pyrénées région in the south-west of France, named after the Tarn River. ... Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France. ... Var is a département of southern France. ... The Vaucluse is a département in the southeast of France. ... Vendée is a département in west central France, on the Atlantics Bay of Biscay. ... This article is about the French département. ... Haute-Vienne is a French département named after the Vienne River. ... Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Seine-Saint-Denis is a French département located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-de-Marne is a French département, named after the Marne River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ...

Administrative divisions of France: Régions - Départements - Arrondissements - Cantons - Communes

Doubs is also a commune of the Doubs département. Metropolitan (i. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ...


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Doubs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
As early as the 13th century, inhabitants of the northern 2/3 of Doubs spoke the Franc-Comtois language, a dialect of Langue d'Oïl.
Residents of the southern 1/3 of Doubs spoke a dialect of the Franco-Provençal language.
Doubs is part of the current region of Franche-Comté and is surrounded by the French departments of Jura, Haute-Saône, and Territoire de Belfort, and the Swiss cantons of Vaud, Neuchâtel, and Jura.
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