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In 1793, the republic of Mandeure was added to the department, and in 1816 the principality of Montbéliard.
Doubs was important as a portal to Switzerland through the pass at Joux. Many famous people, including Mirabeau and Heinrich von Kleist, were imprisoned in the Château de Joux.
The department is dominated by the Jura mountains, which rise east of Besançon.
The inhabitants of the department are called Doubiens.
The castles at Joux and Besançon are important tourist destinations.
- List of the communes of Doubs département on the website
Doubs is also a commune of the Doubs département.
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