Montfort-sur-Risle

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Montfort-sur-Risle
Les ruines du château de Montfort-sur-Risle.jpg
Coat of arms of Montfort-sur-Risle
Coat of arms
Montfort-sur-Risle is located in France
Montfort-sur-Risle
Montfort-sur-Risle
Coordinates: 49°17′46″N 0°39′56″E / 49.2961°N 0.6656°E / 49.2961; 0.6656Coordinates: 49°17′46″N 0°39′56″E / 49.2961°N 0.6656°E / 49.2961; 0.6656
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Bernay
Canton Montfort-sur-Risle
Intercommunality Val de Risle
Government
 • Mayor (2008–204) Jean-Luc Barre
Area1 3.94 km2 (1.52 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 824
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27413 / 27290
Elevation 27–102 m (89–335 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.

Montfort-sur-Risle is a commune in the Eure department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

History[edit]

In Gallic times the river Risle delimited the territories of the tribes of Veliocasses and the Lexovii. Between 980 and 1204, when it passed into the hands of the King of France, Montfort-sur-Risle was a lordship. The most famous Lord of Montfort was Hugues II de Montfort (died 1083), who joined William the Conqueror in the Norman conquest of England. For his role in the Battle of Hastings, he received 114 manors in England.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 754 —    
1968 766 +1.6%
1975 867 +13.2%
1982 885 +2.1%
1990 913 +3.2%
1999 882 −3.4%
2009 824 −6.6%

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