- Lure, Haute-Saône
Administration Country France Region Franche-Comté Department Haute-Saône Arrondissement Lure Canton Lure-Nord and Lure-Sud Intercommunality Pays de Lure Mayor Michel Federspiel
Statistics Elevation 284–353 m (932–1,158 ft)
(avg. 293 m/961 ft)
Land area1 24.31 km2 (9.39 sq mi) Population2 8,616 (2006) - Density 354 /km2 (920 /sq mi) INSEE/Postal code 70310/ 70200 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.
The Abbey of Lure was situated here. In the seventh century, Clothaire II recognised the virtues of Saint Deicolus and considerably enriched the Abbey of Lure, also granting Deicolus the manor, woods, fisheries, etc. of the town which had grown around the monastery.
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