Montmorillon

commune in Vienne, France

Montmorillon is a commune in the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in central-western France. The clay mineral montmorillonite (a silicate) was named after Montmorillon when it was discovered there in 1847.

Montmorillon
The town hall in Montmorillon
The town hall in Montmorillon
Coat of arms of Montmorillon
Coat of arms
Location of Montmorillon
Montmorillon is located in France
Montmorillon
Montmorillon
Montmorillon is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Montmorillon
Montmorillon
Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 0°52′18″E / 46.4269°N 0.8717°E / 46.4269; 0.8717Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 0°52′18″E / 46.4269°N 0.8717°E / 46.4269; 0.8717
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementMontmorillon
CantonMontmorillon
IntercommunalityMontmorillonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yves Bouloux
Area
1
57.00 km2 (22.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
6,155
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montmorillonnais
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86165 /86500
Elevation82–168 m (269–551 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
Websitewww.montmorillon.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is one of the two subprefectures of the Vienne department and the capital of the canton of Montmorillon.

Montmorillon is well known for its macarons, and has a museum dedicated to it.

GeographyEdit

Montmorillon is along the Gartempe river. The city is at 50 km (31 mi) to the southeast of Poitiers and at 90 km (56 mi) to the nortwest of Limoges.

It has an area of 57 km2 (22 sq mi) and its average altitude is 125 m (410 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 90 m (300 ft).[1]

Montmorillon and its neighboring communes
 

The communes that are around Montmorillon are Saulgé, Jouhet, Sillars, Journet, Saint-Léomer, Bourg-Archambault, Lathus-Saint-Rémy and Pindray.

ClimateEdit

The climate of Montmorillon, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[2]

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants of Montmorillon are known, in French, as Montmorillonnais (women: Montmorillonnaises).[3]

With a population of 6,155,[4] Confolens has a population density of 108 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Montmorillon

AdministrationEdit

Montmorillon is a subprefecture of the Vienne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the canton of Montmorillon.[5]

 
View of Montmorillon from the left side of the Gartempe river

People from MontmorillonEdit

Twin citiesEdit

 
Twinning of Montmorrillon

Montmorillon is a twin town of:[6]

Montmorillon is also partner withː

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "'Montmorillon". Map-France.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. "La ville de Montmorillon". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. "Vienne (86)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. "Liste des cantons de l'arrondissement de Montmorillon" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  6. "Jumelage" (in French). Ville de Montmorillon. Retrieved 30 July 2016.

Other websitesEdit