Doubs facts for kids
Prefecture building of the Doubs department, in Besançon
Doubs in France
|Département||4 March 1790|
|• Total||5,232.6 km2 (2,020.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||102.1882/km2 (264.666/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-25|
It was divided in six districts: Besançon, Baume-les-Dames, Saint-Hippolyte, Pontarlier, Quingey and Ornans. In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the six districts were changed into four arrondissements: Besançon, Baume-les-Dames, Pontarlier and Saint-Hippolyte. In 1816, the subprefecture of Saint-Hippolyte is moved to Montbéliard.
On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Baume-les-Dames was eliminated.
The Doubs department is partially on the Jura Mountains, mainly the eastern part of the department on the border with Switzerland. The highest point in the department is Mont d'Or ( ), 1,461 m (4,793 ft) high; it is on the border between the communes Jougne and Longevilles-Mont-d'Or at about 20 km (12 mi) to the south of the city of Pontarlier. The lowest point is where the Ognon leaves the department, 200 m (660 ft) high.
The main rivers in the department are the Doubs, that gives its name to the department, the Ognon and the Loue (tributary of the Doubs).
The average temperature for the year in Besançon is 11 °C (52 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 19.9 °C (67.8 °F). The coolest month, on average is January, with an average temperature of 2.3 °C (36.1 °F).
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Besançon is 934.7 mm (36.80 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 106.7 mm (4.20 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 50.8 mm (2.00 in).
- Audincourt (2501)
- Baume-les-Dames (2502)
- Bavans (2503)
- Besançon-1 (2504)
- Besançon-2 (2505)
- Besançon-3 (2506)
- Besançon-4 (2507)
- Besançon-5 (2508)
- Besançon-6 (2509)
- Bethoncourt (2510)
- Frasne (2511)
- Maîche (2512)
- Montbéliard (2513)
- Morteau (2514)
- Ornans (2515)
- Pontarlier (2516)
- Saint-Vit (2517)
- Valdahon (2518)
- Valentigney (2519)
The inhabitants of Doubs are known, in French, as Doubistes, or Doubiens (women: Doubiennes).
Doubs had a population, in 2014, of 534,710, for a population density of 102.2 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Besançon, with 248,199 inhabitants, is the arrondissement with more inhabitants.
Evolution of the population in Doubs
The cities with more than inhabitants in the department are:
Places of interest
Some places of interest are:
- The Citadel of Besançon.
- The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans.
- The castle of Montbéliard.
- The Fort de Joux.
- The village of Lods.
Lods, one of the most beautiful villages of France.
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