Montaud, Hérault

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Montaud is located in France
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
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Combettes
 • 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.



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]


Historical population of Montaud, Hérault
Year 1793 1821 1841 1856 1872 1886 1901 1921 1936 1962
Population 201 284 280 279 283 202 249 263 284 288
Year 1982 1990 1999 2008
Population 413 545 617 857

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