Monistrol-sur-Loire

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Monistrol-sur-Loire
Monistrol-sur-Loire is located in France
Monistrol-sur-Loire
Monistrol-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 45°17′36″N 4°10′22″E / 45.2933°N 4.1728°E / 45.2933; 4.1728Coordinates: 45°17′36″N 4°10′22″E / 45.2933°N 4.1728°E / 45.2933; 4.1728
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Yssingeaux
Canton Monistrol-sur-Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Valour
Area
 • Land1 48.25 km2 (18.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 8,444
 • Population2 density 180/km2 (450/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 43137 / 43120
Elevation 434–874 m (1,424–2,867 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.

Monistrol-sur-Loire is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

It is the birthplace of former Roman Catholic archbishop Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel

Geography[edit]

The river Lignon du Velay flows into the Loire in the commune.

See also[edit]