Montbazin

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Montbazin
A general view of Montbazin
A general view of Montbazin
Coat of arms of Montbazin
Location of Montbazin
Montbazin is located in France
Montbazin
Montbazin
Montbazin is located in Occitanie
Montbazin
Montbazin
Coordinates: 43°31′00″N 3°41′48″E / 43.5167°N 3.6967°E / 43.5167; 3.6967Coordinates: 43°31′00″N 3°41′48″E / 43.5167°N 3.6967°E / 43.5167; 3.6967
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementMontpellier
CantonMèze
IntercommunalityCA Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Josian Ribes
Area
1
21.13 km2 (8.16 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
2,934
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34165 /34560
Elevation16–313 m (52–1,027 ft)
(avg. 34 m or 112 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montbazin (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃bazɛ̃]; Occitan: Montbasin) is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. It is part of the Agglomeration of Sete. In Roman times it was an important stopover on the road from Narbonne to Rome.

Map

Administration[edit]

Mayor of Montbazin Elected Party
Joseph Roussel 1788-1790
Albert David 1923-1944
Lucien Labit 1995-2001
Jean-Marc Baillon 2001-2006
Laure Tondon March 2006 PS
Josian Ribes May 2020 IP


Gallery[edit]

Population[edit]

Its inhabitants are referred to as Montbazinois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,012—    
19681,041+2.9%
19751,109+6.5%
19821,377+24.2%
19902,062+49.7%
19992,214+7.4%
20082,846+28.5%
20132,937+3.2%
20182,928−0.3%
20192,934+0.2%






Personalities linked to the municipality[edit]

  • Pierre-Paul Poulalion, known as the “poète boiteux”, born in Montbazin on 29 June 1801, poet and writer.2
  • Eugène Montel, born in Montbazin on 5 June 1885, teacher, journalist and politician.
  • Jocelyne Carmichael, born in Paris on 13 February 1935 and died in Montbazin on 9 November 2017, poet, writer, director, French actress and activist for women's rights.3
  • Pierre Mariétan, born in Monthey, Switzerland on 23 September 1935, lives in Montbazin. Composer and teacher.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.

2. Site memoiredemontbazin.fr, page on Pierre Paul Poulalion [archive], retrieved 1 August 2021.

3. «Jocelyne Carmichael» [archive], in Les Archives du Spectacle (retrieved 6 July 2019)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jacky David, mémoire et images d'un village du midi de la France : [volume I], Frontignan, Impr. Soulié, 1996, 139 p.
  • Jacky David, mémoire et images d'un village du midi de la France : [volume II], Frontignan, Impr. Soulié, 2012, 374 p.

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