Montbouy

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Montbouy
The canal du Loing near Montbouy church
The canal du Loing near Montbouy church
Montbouy is located in France
Montbouy
Montbouy
Coordinates: 47°51′43″N 2°49′12″E / 47.862°N 2.82°E / 47.862; 2.82Coordinates: 47°51′43″N 2°49′12″E / 47.862°N 2.82°E / 47.862; 2.82
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Châtillon-Coligny
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Châtillon-Coligny
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Boscardin
Area1 26.73 km2 (10.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 732
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45210 / 45230
Elevation 102–154 m (335–505 ft)
Website montbouy.fr

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.

Montbouy is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

Geography[edit]

The Aveyron river flows into the Loing in the commune.

History[edit]

Neolithic artefacts have been found on each side of the Loing river, downstream from Montbouy near Craon.[1]

Many Celtic remains suggest that Montbouy was one of the Boii main towns until 1,500 years B.C.. At that time they came under pressure from the Belgae in the north and the Vascones in the south; consequently they left their territory in the Gâtinais around Montargis between the Loing river and the Rimarde river[Note 1] and, accompanied with some Lingones and Senones they went south to found Bolonia in North Italy. After they left their territory was occupied by the Senones and the Carnutes.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This area includes such town names as Boësses, Boynes or Bouilly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Les théâtres ruraux des Carnutes et des Sénons : leur implantation et leurs rapports avec la Civitas. Mrs F. Dumasy. In Revue archéologique du Centre de la France, 1974, Vol. 13, n°13-3-4, pp. 195-218.
  2. ^ (French) Boutet de Monvel Eugène, Nouvelle étude sur les ruines celtiques et gallo-romaines de la commune de Triguères. In Mémoire de la Société d'Agriculture, Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts d'Orléans, tome 7, éd. Émile Puget & Co, Orléans, 1863, pages 137-172.