The town hall in Montmorillon
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Guillaume de Russé|
|Area1||57 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||86165 / 86500|
|Elevation||82–168 m (269–551 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.
The clay mineral montmorillonite was named after Montmorillon after its discovery there in 1847.
Montmorillon is well known for its macarons, and has a museum dedicated to it. The Maison Rannou-Métivier is the oldest macaron bakery in Montmorillon, dating back to 1920. The traditional recipe for Montmorillon macarons remains unchanged for over 150 years.
The widely popular Coopération pédagogique range of educational posters were produced in Montmorillon, in the 1950s by Éditions Rossignol.
- Joseph Carré (1870-1941), architect
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