|Subprefecture and commune|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Christelle Silvestre|
|Area1||46.37 km2 (17.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||21425 /21500|
|Elevation||202–366 m (663–1,201 ft)
(avg. 221 m or 725 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.
Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. The Forges de Buffon, ironworks established by Buffon, are located in the nearby village of Buffon. There has been a cricket team in the town since 1993.
The chateau was the scene of the marriage of Anne de Bourgogne and John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford in 1423. It was acquired by the naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, who was born in Montbard.
- Abbey of Fontenay
The Burgundy Canal also passes through the town.
Montbard was the birthplace of:
- Jean Bardin (1732–1809), historical painter
- Pierre Daubenton (1703–1776), lawyer, politician, author and Encyclopédiste
- Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–1788), naturalist and mathematician
- Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, (1716–1800), naturalist and collaborator of Buffon
- Benjamin Guérard (1797–1854), historian and ibrarian
- Eugène Guillaume (1822–1905), sculptor
- George Montbard (1841–1905), caricaturist and author
- Jean-Andoche Junot (1771–1813), general during the First French Empire, committed suicide in Montbard
- Pierre Daubenton (see births)
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