Montesquiou

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Montesquiou
Montesquiou 6.jpg
Coat of arms of Montesquiou
Coat of arms
Montesquiou is located in France
Montesquiou
Montesquiou
Coordinates: 43°34′46″N 0°19′47″E / 43.5794°N 0.3297°E / 43.5794; 0.3297Coordinates: 43°34′46″N 0°19′47″E / 43.5794°N 0.3297°E / 43.5794; 0.3297
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gers
Arrondissement Mirande
Canton Pardiac-Rivière-Basse
Intercommunality Cœur d'Astarac en Gascogne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Perrussan
Area1 46.8 km2 (18.1 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 605
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 32285 /32320
Elevation 145–256 m (476–840 ft)
(avg. 277 m or 909 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.

Montesquiou is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France. It is the historic seat of the famous Montesquiou family, one of Europe's oldest aristocratic lineage, dating back to the early 9th century.

Geography[edit]

Montesquiou and its surrounding communes

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 538 —    
1968 645 +19.9%
1975 605 −6.2%
1982 604 −0.2%
1990 579 −4.1%
1999 570 −1.6%
2008 605 +6.1%

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