Montaud, Hérault

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Montaud
Coat of arms of Montaud
Coat of arms
Montaud is located in France
Montaud
Montaud
Coordinates: 43°45′07″N 3°57′23″E / 43.7519°N 3.9564°E / 43.7519; 3.9564Coordinates: 43°45′07″N 3°57′23″E / 43.7519°N 3.9564°E / 43.7519; 3.9564
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Canton Castries
Intercommunality Montpellier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Combettes
Area
 • Land1 12.92 km2 (4.99 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 857
 • Population2 density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34164 / 34160
Elevation 51–210 m (167–689 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Montaud is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

Montaud is a mountain village with a dozen hamlets. It contains a school, a city hall, a church, and a few farms. Most inhabitants of Montaud work in nearby Montpellier, many as researchers, teachers, engineers and technicians.

Map

History[edit]

French Cardinal, Bertrand Pierre (Cardinal de Colombier), who was used by the popes at Avignon for agent in wartime missions during the Hundred Years War and in the election of Charles of Bohemia to the imperial throne, died in Montaud in 1361.[1]

Montaud is located in the north of the Vercors, an important site of the French Resistance during World War II.

Children from the primary school of Montaud participated in a "spacetalk" via ARISS radio contact with astronaut Mike Finckle, aboard the International Space Station in 2004.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 201 —    
1821 284 +41.3%
1841 280 −1.4%
1856 279 −0.4%
1872 283 +1.4%
1886 202 −28.6%
1901 249 +23.3%
1921 263 +5.6%
1936 284 +8.0%
1962 288 +1.4%
1975 298 +3.5%
1982 413 +38.6%
1990 545 +32.0%
1999 617 +13.2%
2008 857 +38.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]