|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|Intercommunality||Saumur Loire Développement|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Paul Loupias|
|Area1||48.96 km2 (18.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||83/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||49215 / 49260|
|Elevation||29–73 m (95–240 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 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.
Montreuil-Bellay is on the River Thouet, and was the head of navigation until navigation ceased at the beginning of the 20th century. The navigation works were undertaken in the 15th century by the lords of Montreuil-Bellay, who in turn were granted letters patent by King Charles VII allowing them to raise a tax on wine that would pass through their land.
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