Montbard

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Montbard
Montbard, through which the Brenne river runs
Montbard, through which the Brenne river runs
Coat of arms of Montbard
Coat of arms
Montbard is located in France
Montbard
Montbard
Coordinates: 47°37′25″N 4°20′16″E / 47.6236°N 4.3378°E / 47.6236; 4.3378Coordinates: 47°37′25″N 4°20′16″E / 47.6236°N 4.3378°E / 47.6236; 4.3378
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Montbard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christelle Silvestre
Area
 • Land1 46.37 km2 (17.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,554
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 21425 / 21500
Elevation 202–366 m (663–1,201 ft)
(avg. 221 m or 725 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.

Montbard (French: [mɔ̃.baʁ]) is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.

Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. The Forges de Buffon, ironworks established by Buffon, are located in the nearby village of Buffon. There has been a cricket team in the town since 1993.

History[edit]

Montbard is near the site of Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

The Château was the scene of the marriage of Anne de Bourgogne and John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford in 1423. It was acquired by the naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,316 —    
1800 2,118 −8.5%
1806 2,061 −2.7%
1821 1,875 −9.0%
1836 2,123 +13.2%
1841 2,215 +4.3%
1846 2,315 +4.5%
1851 2,697 +16.5%
1856 2,428 −10.0%
1861 2,617 +7.8%
1866 2,713 +3.7%
1872 2,628 −3.1%
1876 2,653 +1.0%
1881 2,607 −1.7%
1886 2,571 −1.4%
1891 2,509 −2.4%
1896 2,653 +5.7%
1901 2,632 −0.8%
1906 3,824 +45.3%
1911 3,957 +3.5%
1921 4,863 +22.9%
1926 4,193 −13.8%
1931 4,423 +5.5%
1936 4,097 −7.4%
1946 4,455 +8.7%
1954 4,871 +9.3%
1962 6,386 +31.1%
1968 7,050 +10.4%
1975 7,513 +6.6%
1982 7,707 +2.6%
1990 7,108 −7.8%
1999 6,300 −11.4%
2008 5,554 −11.8%

Attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Some TGV express trains between Paris and Dijon stop at Montbard.

The Burgundy Canal also passes through the town.

Personalities[edit]

Births[edit]

Montbard was the birthplace of:

Deaths[edit]

Jean-Andoche Junot (1771-1813), general during the First French Empire, committed suicide in Montbard

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