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Coordinates: 47°03′57″N 6°13′02″E / 47.0658°N 6.2172°E / 47.0658; 6.2172Coordinates: 47°03′57″N 6°13′02″E / 47.0658°N 6.2172°E / 47.0658; 6.2172
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Ornans
Intercommunality Pays d'Ornans
  Mayor (20082014) Célestin Cattaneo
Area1 6.14 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 710
  Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25633 / 25840
Elevation 339–721 m (1,112–2,365 ft)

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.

Vuillafans is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.


It was the birthplace of Balthasar Gérard, the assassin of the Dutch independence leader, William I of Orange, also known as William the Silent. Gérard was born at number 3 in the street now called Rue Gérard.


Historical population
1962 721    
1968 764+6.0%
1975 773+1.2%
1982 600−22.4%
1990 649+8.2%
1999 668+2.9%
2008 710+6.3%

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