Montferrand (district of Clermont-Ferrand)
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Montferrand (French pronunciation: [mɔ̃fəʁɑ̃]; Occitan: [mumfeˈra]) is a district of the modern town of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne. Those born or living there are known as Montferrandais. Its origin is in the former town of Montferrand, the rival of Clermont for many centuries until their union, decreed on 15 April 1630 by the edict of Troyes (first edict of union) and confirmed and effected in 1731 by Louis XV's second edict of union. Wishing to regain independence, Montferrand asked for it in 1789, 1848 and 1863.