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Dole, Jura Wikipedia
Dole ([dɔl], sometimes pronounced [dol],) is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture (sous-préfecture).
Dole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. The university, founded by Duke Philippe le Bon of Burgundy in 1422, was also transferred to Besançon at that time.
In January 1573, Gilles Garnier was put to death after being found guilty of lycanthropy and witchcraft. He had confessed of murdering and cannibalizing four young children.
The 1995 film, Happiness Is in the Field, was set in Dole.
Dole is located on the Doubs River. The commune has a land area of 38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi).
It is the largest commune in Jura, although the préfecture is Lons-le-Saunier.
Dole – Jura Airport is located in the commune of Tavaux, 7 km southwest of Dole.Simon Bernard (28 April 1779 – 5 November 1839)- Napoleonic aide de camp and notable engineer in the United States.
Marie Émile Antoine Béthouart (17 December 1889 – 17 October 1982), soldier.
Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895), microbiologist and chemist
Suzanne Douvillier, pioneer dancer and choreographer, born in Dole
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine (July 21, 1948 − ), pop-rock singer and songwriter, born in Dole
Michel Chapuis (1930- ), organist
The Museum of Fine Arts, Dole founded in 1821, is located in the House of the Officers, an example of military architecture of Franche-Comté at the 18th century.
Dole is sister city to the following cities in four countries: Lahr, Baden-Württemberg, Germany since 1962
Northwich, Cheshire, England
Tábor, Czech Republic