commune in Doubs, France

Pontarlier is a French commune in the Doubs department, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, in eastern France near the border with Switzerland. It is a subprefecture in the department and is also the capital of the arrrondissement of Pontarlier.

Porte Saint-Pierre
Porte Saint-Pierre
Coat of arms of Pontarlier
Location of Pontarlier
Pontarlier is located in France
Pontarlier is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 46°54′24″N 6°21′20″E / 46.9067°N 6.3556°E / 46.9067; 6.3556
IntercommunalityGrand Pontarlier
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Patrick Genre[1]
41.35 km2 (15.97 sq mi)
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25462 /25300
Elevation811–1,320 m (2,661–4,331 ft)
(avg. 1,066 m or 3,497 ft)
WebsiteVille de Pontarlier
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pontarlier is the third commune of the department by its population, after Besançon and Montbéliard.

Geography change

The city of Pontarlier is in the west of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, in the southwestern part of the Doubs department.

The commune of Pontarlier has an area of 41.4 km2 (16.0 sq mi).[2] The city is on a plateau and its average altitude is 1,066 m (3,497 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 840 m (2,760 ft).[3]

The Doubs river flows through the city.

Distance from Pontarlier to other cities
Besançon Paris Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes
58 km (36 mi) 466 km (290 mi) 781 km (485 mi) 769 km (478 mi) 530 km (330 mi) 232 km (144 mi) 791 km (492 mi)
Pontarlier and its neighboring communes

The city of Pontarlier is surrounded by the communes:

Climate change

The Köppen climate classification type for Pontarlier is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype Cfb.

Population change

The inhabitants of Pontarlier are known, in French, as Pontissaliens (women: Pontissaliennes).[4]

With a population of 17,413,[5] Pontarlier has a population density of 421 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Pontarlier

Administration change

Pontarlier is a subprefecture of the Doubs department, the capital of the arrondissement of Pontarlier and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Pontarlier formed by 10 communes, including Pontarlier, with 26,699 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Le Grand Pontarlier (French: Communauté de communes du Grand Pontarlier).

Twinned and partner towns change

Pontarlier is twinned with:

Places of interest change

Some interesting places in Montbéliard are:

  • The Château de Sandon.
  • Porte Saint-Pierre and Triumphal Arch (18th century).
  • The Saint-Bénigne de Pontarlier church.
  • The Fort de Joux castle.

Gallery change

Related pages change

References change

  1. "Le Maire" (in French). Ville de Pontarlier. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. "Commune de Pontarlier (25462) - Comparateur de territoire". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  3. "The city of Pontarlier". Map-France.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. "Doubs" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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