Montbazon

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Montbazon
Town hall
Town hall
Montbazon is located in France
Montbazon
Montbazon
Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E / 47.2883°N 0.7144°E / 47.2883; 0.7144Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E / 47.2883°N 0.7144°E / 47.2883; 0.7144
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Tours
Canton Montbazon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Revêche
Area
 • Land1 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 3,904
 • Population2 density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37154 / 37250
Elevation 52–92 m (171–302 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.

Montbazon is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It is located on the river Indre between the towns of Veigné, Monts and Sorigny. The town is about 12 km from Tours.

History[edit]

In 991, friars of Cormery complained to the king[who?] that Fulk Nerra, lord of Anjou, was building a fortress in their land of Montbazon (he became lord of Montbazon in 997 although he was 17 years old).

From 994, the lofty fortress dominated a strategic point on the Indre river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 800 —    
1800 947 +18.4%
1806 888 −6.2%
1821 1,020 +14.9%
1831 1,080 +5.9%
1836 1,180 +9.3%
1841 1,181 +0.1%
1846 1,116 −5.5%
1851 1,145 +2.6%
1856 1,096 −4.3%
1861 1,074 −2.0%
1866 1,090 +1.5%
1872 1,032 −5.3%
1876 1,179 +14.2%
1881 1,181 +0.2%
1886 1,197 +1.4%
1891 1,143 −4.5%
1896 1,143 +0.0%
1901 1,127 −1.4%
1906 1,150 +2.0%
1911 1,161 +1.0%
1921 1,150 −0.9%
1926 1,089 −5.3%
1931 1,086 −0.3%
1936 1,096 +0.9%
1946 1,697 +54.8%
1954 1,267 −25.3%
1962 1,622 +28.0%
1968 1,903 +17.3%
1975 2,447 +28.6%
1982 3,011 +23.0%
1990 3,354 +11.4%
1999 3,434 +2.4%
2006 3,953 +15.1%
2009 3,904 −1.2%

Economy[edit]

Montbazon has a small industrial park. It groups together small and medium-sized businesses.

Education[edit]

There are four schools in the town:

  • Jean Le Bourg kindergarten
  • Guillaume Louis Primary School
  • Albert Camus High School
  • Saint Gatien Private High School

Transportation[edit]

There are two buses lines (G and H) which cross the town. Four bus stops are located at:

  • City Center
  • Albert Camus High School
  • La Courtille
  • La Grange Barbier

Media[edit]

The town launched an online radio station in 2010.[1] (the link is now dead as of 2014)

Sights[edit]

Fulk Nerra fortress

See also[edit]

References[edit]