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Old Dole
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Elevation 196–341 m (643–1,119 ft)
Land area1 38.38 km2 (14.82 sq mi)
Population2 23,685  (2012)
 - Density 617/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39198/ 39100
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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Dole is a commune in the Jura department. It was the capital of the Free County until Louis XIV conquered the region, which from then on became Besançon.

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