Mont-Louis

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Mont-Louis
Citadel of Mont-Louis
Citadel of Mont-Louis
Mont-Louis is located in France
Mont-Louis
Mont-Louis
Coordinates: 42°30′33″N 2°07′15″E / 42.5092°N 2.1208°E / 42.5092; 2.1208Coordinates: 42°30′33″N 2°07′15″E / 42.5092°N 2.1208°E / 42.5092; 2.1208
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Mont-Louis
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christian Pecout
Area
 • Land1 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 297
 • Population2 density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66117 / 66210
Elevation 1,516–1,608 m (4,974–5,276 ft)
(avg. 1,600 m or 5,200 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.

Mont-Louis (Catalan: Montlluís or el Vilar d'Ovansa) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

In 2008, the citadel and the city walls of Mont-Louis were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.

The Mont-Louis Solar Furnace, is the world's first solar furnace, built in 1949, by engineer Felix Trombe. It is open to visit for practical education on solar energy uses and technologies.

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Solar furnace of Mont-Louis