Dole, the Roman Dola, a French town in the Jura, formerly the capital of Franche Comte. The town is on the right bank of the Doubs, and near the Rhine and Rhone canal. The chief industries are the manufacture of Prussian blue, hosiery, cast-iron ware, and leather, the rearing of silkworms, and tanning. The town is of great historic interest, once had a parliament, and a university, and played an important part in mediaeval wars. There are amphitheatres and aqueducts and other Roman remains.