An aerial view of Mont-Louis
Coat of arms
Location within Languedoc-Roussillon region
42°30′33″N 2°07′15″E / 42.5092°N 2.1208°E Coordinates: 42°30′33″N 2°07′15″E / 42.5092°N 2.1208°E
(2001–2008) Christian Pecout
1 0.39 km
2 (0.15 sq mi)
(2006) 2 297
2 (2,000/sq mi)
66117 / 66210
1,516–1,608 m (4,974–5,276 ft)
(avg. 1,600 m or 5,200 ft)
French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 1 2 : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Population without double counting
Mont-Louis ( Catalan: or Montlluís el Vilar d'Ovansa) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.
Geography [ edit ]
Mont-Louis is located in the
canton of Mont-Louis and in the arrondissement of Prades.
Map of Mont-Louis and its surrounding communes
Government and politics [ edit ]
Signature of mayor Michel Aldebert in 1815
[1 ] c. 1815
Sites of interest [ edit ]
In 2008, the citadel and the city walls of Mont-Louis were listed as a
UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as part of the " Fortifications of Vauban" group.
Mont-Louis Solar Furnace, is the world's first solar furnace, built in 1949, by engineer Felix Trombe. It is open to visit for practical education on solar energy uses and technologies.
The citadel has been hosting for more than half a century the
Centre national d'entraînement commando ( French Army) which trains elite French troops and some foreign ones in the usage of commando techniques and for enduring heavy physical and mental stress in combat situations. Nevertheless, some places of the citadel, like the "Puits de Forçats", can also be visited, being accompanied by a local guide. [2 ]
Notable people [ edit ]
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