Montvalent

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Montvalent
Montvalent is located in France
Montvalent
Montvalent
Coordinates: 44°52′56″N 1°37′09″E / 44.8822°N 1.6192°E / 44.8822; 1.6192Coordinates: 44°52′56″N 1°37′09″E / 44.8822°N 1.6192°E / 44.8822; 1.6192
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Martel
Intercommunality Pays de Martel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Catherine Calvy
Area1 27.61 km2 (10.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 299
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46208 / 46600
Elevation 95–322 m (312–1,056 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

Montvalent is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

Geography[edit]

Montvalent is located in the north of the Lot. It is situated on the D840 between the towns of Martel and Gramat. The commune is in the valley of the River Dordogne, and is easily reached from the autoroute A20 (Junctions 54, Martel or 55, Souillac).

Demography[edit]

The inhabitants of Monvalent are known as Monvalentais.

Demographic changes
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
196 212 214 197 233 267 299
Census enumeration : Population without double-counting

Places and monuments[edit]

At the bottom of the cliffs below the village of Montvalent, the underground river from the Gouffre de Padirac resurfaces near the Dordogne.

Montvalent is just 10 minutes by car to the famous pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and pilgrims often stopped in the village on their way.

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