Montfaucon, Doubs

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Montfaucon
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Montfaucon
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
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Montfaucon
Coordinates: 47°14′07″N6°04′50″E / 47.2353°N 6.0806°E / 47.2353; 6.0806 Coordinates: 47°14′07″N6°04′50″E / 47.2353°N 6.0806°E / 47.2353; 6.0806
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Besançon-5
Intercommunality CA Grand Besançon
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Pierre Contoz
Area1 7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,496
  Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25395 /25660
Elevation 240–614 m (787–2,014 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Montfaucon is an affluent commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Doubs Department of France

Doubs is a department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France named after the Doubs River.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

Geography

Montfaucon lies 7 km (4.3 mi) southeast of Besançon in the valley of the Doubs River.

Besançon Prefecture and commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Besançon is the capital of the department of Doubs in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The city is located in Eastern France, close to the Jura Mountains and the border with Switzerland.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962355    
1968510+43.7%
1975946+85.5%
19821,055+11.5%
19901,262+19.6%
19991,372+8.7%
20081,478+7.7%
20121,496+1.2%

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