Last modified: 2010-09-25 by ivan sache
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Traditional province: Franche-Comté
Bordering departments: Ain, Côte-d'Or, Doubs, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire
Bordering country: Switzerland (Canton of Vaud)
Area: 4,999 km2
Population (2006): 257,399 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Dôle, Saint-Claude
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 34 cantons, 544 communes.
The department is named after the Jura mountains.
On 1 June 1974, the municipality of Antorpe was transferred from the department of Jura to the department of Doubs and incorporated into the municipality of Saint-Vit.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009