Montbazon

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Montbazon
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Montbazon
Coat of arms
Montbazon is located in France
Montbazon
Montbazon
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Montbazon is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Montbazon
Montbazon
Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E / 47.2883°N 0.7144°E / 47.2883; 0.7144Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E / 47.2883°N 0.7144°E / 47.2883; 0.7144
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Tours
Canton Monts
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Revêche
Area1 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 3,904
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 37154 /37250
Elevation 52–92 m (171–302 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.

Montbazon is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It is located on the river Indre between the towns of Veigné, Monts and Sorigny. The town is about 12 km from Tours.

History[edit]

In 991, friars of Cormery complained to the king[who?] that Fulk Nerra, lord of Anjou, was building a fortress in their land of Montbazon (he became lord of Montbazon in 997 although he was 17 years old).

From 994, the lofty fortress dominated a strategic point on the Indre river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793800—    
1800947+18.4%
1806888−6.2%
18211,020+14.9%
18311,080+5.9%
18361,180+9.3%
18411,181+0.1%
18461,116−5.5%
18511,145+2.6%
18561,096−4.3%
18611,074−2.0%
18661,090+1.5%
18721,032−5.3%
18761,179+14.2%
18811,181+0.2%
18861,197+1.4%
18911,143−4.5%
18961,143+0.0%
19011,127−1.4%
19061,150+2.0%
19111,161+1.0%
19211,150−0.9%
19261,089−5.3%
19311,086−0.3%
19361,096+0.9%
19461,697+54.8%
19541,267−25.3%
19621,622+28.0%
19681,903+17.3%
19752,447+28.6%
19823,011+23.0%
19903,354+11.4%
19993,434+2.4%
20063,953+15.1%
20093,904−1.2%

Economy[edit]

Montbazon has a small industrial park. It groups together small and medium-sized businesses.

Education[edit]

There are four schools in the town:

  • Jean Le Bourg kindergarten
  • Guillaume Louis Primary School
  • Albert Camus High School
  • Saint Gatien Private High School

Transportation[edit]

There are two buses lines (G and H) which cross the town. Four bus stops are located at:

  • City Center
  • Albert Camus High School
  • La Courtille
  • La Grange Barbier

Media[edit]

The town launched an online radio station in 2010.[1] (the link is now dead as of 2014)

Sights[edit]

Fulk Nerra fortress

See also[edit]

References[edit]