Louhans

Louhans (French pronunciation: ​[lu.ɑ̃]) is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.[3] Louhans is the capital of Bresse bourguignonne and a subprefecture of the department.

Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans
Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans
Coat of arms of Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Coat of arms
Location of Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud is located in France
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Louhans-Châteaurenaud
Coordinates: 46°39′40″N 5°13′31″E / 46.6612°N 5.2254°E / 46.6612; 5.2254Coordinates: 46°39′40″N 5°13′31″E / 46.6612°N 5.2254°E / 46.6612; 5.2254
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementLouhans
CantonLouhans
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Frédéric Bouchet[1]
Area
1
22.58 km2 (8.72 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
6,399
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71263 /71500
Elevation176–205 m (577–673 ft)
(avg. 181 m or 594 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Louhans is centrally located on the plain of Bresse.[4] The Vallière forms part of the commune's southeastern border, then flows into the Solnan, which forms part of the commune's southern border. The Solnan flows into the Seille in the town. The Seille flows south-southwest through the western part of the commune and crosses the town.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,375—    
18063,151−6.6%
18213,159+0.3%
18313,170+0.3%
18413,686+16.3%
18513,853+4.5%
18613,768−2.2%
18723,913+3.8%
18814,284+9.5%
18914,548+6.2%
19014,469−1.7%
19114,454−0.3%
YearPop.±%
19214,116−7.6%
19314,116+0.0%
19464,120+0.1%
19544,092−0.7%
19624,154+1.5%
19684,200+1.1%
19754,200+0.0%
19826,483+54.4%
19906,140−5.3%
19995,237−14.7%
20066,432+22.8%
20126,461+0.5%

GalleryEdit

 
Town center seen from Châteaurenaud
 
Arcades in town center
 
Burgundian tiled roof of the church

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Commune de Louhans (71263), INSEE
  4. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Louhans" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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