Montdardier

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View of the village of Montdardier
Montdardier
Montdardier and the Tude forest
Montdardier and the Tude forest
Coat of arms of Montdardier
Coat of arms
Montdardier is located in France
Montdardier
Montdardier
Coordinates: 43°55′42″N 3°35′33″E / 43.9283°N 3.5925°E / 43.9283; 3.5925Coordinates: 43°55′42″N 3°35′33″E / 43.9283°N 3.5925°E / 43.9283; 3.5925
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Le Vigan
Canton Le Vigan
Intercommunality Pays viganais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Carrière
Area
 • Land1 35.25 km2 (13.61 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 193
 • Population2 density 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30176 / 30120
Elevation 259–889 m (850–2,917 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.

Montdardier is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 466 —    
1800 432 −7.3%
1806 601 +39.1%
1821 714 +18.8%
1831 698 −2.2%
1836 715 +2.4%
1841 727 +1.7%
1846 700 −3.7%
1851 738 +5.4%
1856 677 −8.3%
1861 672 −0.7%
1866 616 −8.3%
1872 577 −6.3%
1876 569 −1.4%
1881 578 +1.6%
1886 581 +0.5%
1891 743 +27.9%
1896 885 +19.1%
1901 918 +3.7%
1906 1,051 +14.5%
1911 870 −17.2%
1921 558 −35.9%
1926 466 −16.5%
1931 424 −9.0%
1936 340 −19.8%
1946 324 −4.7%
1954 316 −2.5%
1962 273 −13.6%
1968 215 −21.2%
1975 197 −8.4%
1982 178 −9.6%
1990 157 −11.8%
1999 187 +19.1%
2008 193 +3.2%

Sights[edit]

  • The castle in neo-gothic style
  • La Tude massif
  • The church

Several quarries above Montdardier were formerly important sources of lithographic limestone. Stone from these quarries, marketed as Vigan stone, earned an honorable mention in the Great Exhibition of 1851.[1]

Montdardier's castle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Class I, Report on Mining, Quarrying, Metallurgical Operations, and Mineral Products, Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes Into Which the Exhibition was Divided, Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851, Clowes, London, 1852; page 28.