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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.

Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
(French pronunciation: ​[lɔ̃s lə sonje]) is a commune and capital of the Jura department in eastern France.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Historical description

2.1 Globe description

3 Population 4 Personalities

4.1 Births 4.2 Residents

5 Twin towns 6 References 7 External links

Geography[edit] The town is in the heart of the Revermont region, at the foot of the first plateau of the Jura massif. The Jura escarpment extends to the east and south, while to the west lies the plain of Bresse
Bresse
and to the north extensive vineyards. The River Vallière
River Vallière
runs through the town, rising in a typical Jura blind valley not far away, at Revigny. It has been conduited since the 1960s on grounds of hygiene, since sewage outlets run into it. A small section remains in the open air near the parc des Bains, and only a single bridge (the pont de la Guiche) remains. The town is approximately equally placed between Besançon, Dijon, Bourg-en- Bresse
Bresse
and Geneva, though the last of these lies on the other side of the Jura massif. It is served by the A39 autoroute, by which Dijon
Dijon
can be reached in about an hour and Lyon
Lyon
in an hour and a half. The town's railway station lies on the line from Strasbourg
Strasbourg
to Lyon. The wine-growing region to the north of the town is particularly well known, and includes the vintages of l'Etoile, Château-Chalon
Château-Chalon
and Arbois. The Jura escarpment to the south and east is a popular tourist region, with its attractions including the lakes of Chalain, Clairvaux and Vouglans (at Lect, Jura), and mountain resorts such as Prénovel
Prénovel
and Les Rousses. In terms of area, Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
is the second smallest prefectural town in France, after Bobigny. Historical description[edit] Globe description[edit] The 1878 edition of the Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information described Lons-le-Saunier:[1]

Lons-le-Saunier, the chief town of the department of Jura, France, on the Vallière, 60 miles S.E. of Dijon
Dijon
by rail. It is picturesquely girt by high mountains, the lower slopes of which are clad with vines. There are copper and iron foundries, and a trade in horses, cattle, grain, cheese, etc. . . . The celebrated salt-springs yield 20,000 ctr. yearly. Pop. (1872) 9427. Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
is the ancient Ledo Saliiiaritit.

Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1793 6,740 —    

1806 7,314 +8.5%

1821 7,796 +6.6%

1831 7,918 +1.6%

1841 8,565 +8.2%

1851 9,410 +9.9%

1861 9,862 +4.8%

1872 10,701 +8.5%

1881 12,373 +15.6%

1891 12,610 +1.9%

1901 12,935 +2.6%

1911 13,927 +7.7%

1921 13,152 −5.6%

1931 14,101 +7.2%

1946 15,568 +10.4%

1954 15,030 −3.5%

1962 15,924 +5.9%

1968 18,769 +17.9%

1975 20,942 +11.6%

1982 20,105 −4.0%

1990 19,144 −4.8%

1999 18,483 −3.5%

2006 17,879 −3.3%

2012 17,353 −2.9%

Personalities[edit] Births[edit]

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
(1760–1836), composer of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem Étienne Bobillier (1798–1840), mathematician Maurice Joly
Maurice Joly
(1829–78), satirist and lawyer René Rémond (born 1918), historian and political economist Jeanne Champion (born 1931), French painter and writer Guy Canivet (born 1943), judge Jean-Claude Romand, medical imposter Jean-François Stévenin
Jean-François Stévenin
(born 1944), actor and filmmaker Bernard Clavel (1923–2010), novelist Felix Lambey (1994-), rugby player

Residents[edit]

General Claude Lecourbe
Claude Lecourbe
(1759–1815) studied in Lons; a statue of him stands in the central Place de la Liberté

Twin towns[edit] Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
is twinned with:

Offenburg, Germany Ripley, United Kingdom

References[edit]

INSEE statistics

^ Ross, J.M. (editor) (1878). "Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information", Vol. IV, Edinburgh-Scotland, Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, retrieved from Google Books 18 March 2009

External links[edit]

Official website (in French)

Note: this article incorporates text from the 1878 edition of the Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information, a work in the public domain, and material translated from the French page on the same topic.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lons-le-Saunier.

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Communes of the Jura department

Abergement-la-Ronce Abergement-le-Grand Abergement-le-Petit Abergement-lès-Thésy Aiglepierre Alièze Amange Andelot-en-Montagne Andelot-Morval Annoire Arbois Archelange Ardon Aresches Arinthod Arlay Aromas Arsure-Arsurette Les Arsures Asnans-Beauvoisin Audelange Augea Augerans Augisey Aumont Aumur Authume Auxange Avignon-lès-Saint-Claude Balaiseaux Balanod La Balme-d'Épy Bans Barésia-sur-l'Ain La Barre Barretaine Baume-les-Messieurs Baverans Beaufort Beffia Bellecombe Bellefontaine Belmont Bersaillin Besain Biarne Bief-des-Maisons Bief-du-Fourg Biefmorin Billecul Bletterans Blois-sur-Seille Blye Bois-d'Amont Bois-de-Gand Boissia La Boissière Bonlieu Bonnefontaine Bornay Les Bouchoux Bourg-de-Sirod Bracon Brainans Brans Bréry La Bretenière Bretenières Brevans Briod Broissia Buvilly Censeau Cernans Cerniébaud Cernon Cesancey Cézia La Chailleuse Chaînée-des-Coupis Les Chalesmes Chambéria Chamblay Chamole Champagne-sur-Loue Champagney Champagnole Champdivers Champrougier Champvans Chancia La Chapelle-sur-Furieuse Chapelle-Voland Chapois Charchilla Charcier Charency Charézier La Charme Charnod La Chassagne Chassal Château-Chalon Château-des-Prés La Châtelaine Chatelay Châtel-de-Joux Le Chateley Châtelneuf Châtenois Châtillon Chaumergy La Chaumusse Chaussenans Chaussin Chaux-Champagny Chaux-des-Crotenay La Chaux-du-Dombief La Chaux-en-Bresse Chavéria Chemenot Chemilla Chemin Chêne-Bernard Chêne-Sec Chevigny Chevreaux Chevrotaine Chille Chilly-le-Vignoble Chilly-sur-Salins Chissey-sur-Loue Choisey Choux Cize Clairvaux-les-Lacs Clucy Cogna Coiserette Colonne Commenailles Condamine Condes Conliège Conte Cornod Cosges Coteaux du Lizon Courbette Courbouzon Courlans Courlaoux Courtefontaine Cousance Coyrière Coyron Cramans Crans Crenans Cressia Crissey Crotenay Les Crozets Cuisia Cuvier Dammartin-Marpain Damparis Dampierre Darbonnay Denezières Le Deschaux Desnes Les Deux-Fays Digna Dole Domblans Dompierre-sur-Mont Doucier Dournon Doye Dramelay Éclans-Nenon Écleux Écrille Entre-deux-Monts Équevillon Les Essards-Taignevaux Esserval-Tartre Étival L'Étoile Étrepigney Évans Falletans La Favière Fay-en-Montagne La Ferté Le Fied Foncine-le-Bas Foncine-le-Haut Fontainebrux Fontenu Fort-du-Plasne Foucherans Foulenay Fraisans Francheville Fraroz La Frasnée Frasne-les-Meulières Le Frasnois Frébuans Frontenay Gatey Gendrey Genod Geraise Germigney Geruge Gevingey Gevry Gigny Gillois Gizia Grande-Rivière Grange-de-Vaivre Graye-et-Charnay Gredisans Grozon Hautecour Hauteroche Hauts-de-Bienne Les Hays Ivory Ivrey Jeurre Jouhe Lac-des-Rouges-Truites Ladoye-sur-Seille Lajoux Lamoura Le Larderet Largillay-Marsonnay Larnaud Larrivoire Le Latet La Latette Lavancia-Épercy Lavangeot Lavans-lès-Dole Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude Lavans-sur-Valouse Lavigny Lect Lemuy Lent Leschères Loisia Lombard Longchaumois Longcochon Longwy-sur-le-Doubs Lons-le-Saunier Loulle Louvatange Le Louverot La Loye Macornay Maisod Malange Mantry Marigna-sur-Valouse Marigny Marnézia Marnoz La Marre Martigna Mathenay Maynal Menétru-le-Vignoble Menétrux-en-Joux Menotey Mérona Mesnay Mesnois Messia-sur-Sorne Meussia Mièges Miéry Mignovillard Moirans-en-Montagne Moiron Moissey Molain Molamboz Molay Molinges Monay Monnetay Monnet-la-Ville Monnières Montagna-le-Reconduit Montaigu Montain Montbarrey Montcusel Monteplain Montfleur Montholier Montigny-lès-Arsures Montigny-sur-l'Ain Montlainsia Montmarlon Montmirey-la-Ville Montmirey-le-Château Montmorot Montrevel Montrond Mont-sous-Vaudrey Mont-sur-Monnet Morbier Mouchard Mournans-Charbonny Les Moussières Moutonne Moutoux Mutigney Nance Nanchez Nancuise Les Nans Neublans-Abergement Neuvilley Nevy-lès-Dole Nevy-sur-Seille Ney Nogna Nozeroy Offlanges Onglières Onoz Orbagna Orchamps Orgelet Ougney Ounans Our Oussières Pagney Pagnoz Pannessières Parcey Le Pasquier Passenans Patornay Peintre Perrigny Peseux La Pesse Le Petit-Mercey Petit-Noir Les Piards Picarreau Pillemoine Pimorin Le Pin Plainoiseau Plaisia Les Planches-en-Montagne Les Planches-près-Arbois Plasne Plénise Plénisette Pleure Plumont Poids-de-Fiole Pointre Poligny Pont-de-Poitte Pont-d'Héry Pont-du-Navoy Ponthoux Port-Lesney Pratz Prémanon Présilly Pretin Publy Pupillin Quintigny Rahon Rainans Ranchot Rans Ravilloles Recanoz Reithouse Relans Les Repôts Revigny Rix La Rixouse Rochefort-sur-Nenon Rogna Romain Romange Rosay Rotalier Rothonay Rouffange Les Rousses Ruffey-sur-Seille Rye Saffloz Saint-Amour Saint-Aubin Saint-Baraing Saint-Claude Saint-Cyr-Montmalin Saint-Didier Sainte-Agnès Saint-Germain-en-Montagne Saint-Germain-lès-Arlay Saint-Hymetière Saint-Jean-d'Étreux Saint-Lamain Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux Saint-Lothain Saint-Loup Saint-Maur Saint-Maurice-Crillat Saint-Pierre Saint-Thiébaud Saizenay Salans Saligney Salins-les-Bains Sampans Santans Sapois Sarrogna Saugeot Séligney Sellières Septmoncel Les Molunes Sergenaux Sergenon Sermange Serre-les-Moulières Sirod Songeson Soucia Souvans Supt Syam Tassenières Tavaux Taxenne Thervay Thésy Thoirette-Coisia Thoiria Thoissia Toulouse-le-Château La Tour-du-Meix Tourmont Trenal Les Trois-Châteaux Uxelles Vadans Val-d'Épy Valempoulières Val-Sonnette Val Suran Valzin en Petite Montagne Vannoz Le Vaudioux Vaudrey Vaux-lès-Saint-Claude Vaux-sur-Poligny Verges Véria Vernantois Le Vernois Vers-en-Montagne Vers-sous-Sellières Vertamboz Vescles Vevy La Vieille-Loye Villard-Saint-Sauveur Villards-d'Héria Villard-sur-Bienne Villeneuve-d'Aval Villeneuve-sous-Pymont Villerserine Villers-Farlay Villers-les-Bois Villers-Robert Villette-lès-Arbois Villette-lès-Dole Villevieux Le Villey Vincent-Froideville Viry Vitreux Voiteur Vosbles-Valfin Vriange Vulvoz

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(Cher) Tulle
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(Côtes-d'Armor) Guéret
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(Gard) Toulouse
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(Gers) Bordeaux
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(Gironde) Montpellier
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(Hérault) Rennes
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(Ille-et-Vilaine) Châteauroux
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(Indre) Tours
Tours
(Indre-et-Loire) Grenoble
Grenoble
(Isère) Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
(Jura) Mont-de-Marsan
Mont-de-Marsan
(Landes) Blois
Blois
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Saint-Étienne
(Loire) Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
(Haute-Loire) Nantes
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(Maine-et-Loire) Saint-Lô
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Châlons-en-Champagne
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(Val-d'Oise)

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Cayenne
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Mamoudzou
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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 150891619 LCCN: n83048051 GND: 4246007-4 BNF:

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