Montréjeau

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Montréjeau
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréjeau.JPG
Coat of arms of Montréjeau
Coat of arms
Montréjeau is located in France
Montréjeau
Montréjeau
Coordinates: 43°05′09″N 0°34′11″E / 43.0858°N 0.5697°E / 43.0858; 0.5697Coordinates: 43°05′09″N 0°34′11″E / 43.0858°N 0.5697°E / 43.0858; 0.5697
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Saint-Gaudens
Canton Montréjeau
Intercommunality Nebouzan-Rivière-Verdun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Miquel
Area
 • Land1 8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,738
 • Population2 density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31390 / 31210
Elevation 409–543 m (1,342–1,781 ft)
(avg. 455 m or 1,493 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.

Montréjeau (Occitan: Montrejau) is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

Montréjeau was the site of one of the French Revolution's last pitched battles between republicans and royalists. In the summer of 1799, anti-revolutionary insurrection broke out in the Haute-Garonne. For a brief time it flourished, even threatening the city of Toulouse. The Directory reacted swiftly, ordering in troops which decisively defeated the rebels at Montréjeau on 1 Fructidor Year VII (18 August 1799).[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,149 —    
1968 3,700 +17.5%
1975 3,473 −6.1%
1982 3,161 −9.0%
1990 2,857 −9.6%
1999 2,577 −9.8%
2008 2,738 +6.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soboul, Albert (1975). The French Revolution 1787–1799. New York: Vintage. pp. 538–539. ISBN 0-394-71220-X.