Montfrin

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Montfrin
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Montfrin
Coat of arms
Location of Montfrin
Montfrin is located in France
Montfrin
Montfrin
Montfrin is located in Occitanie
Montfrin
Montfrin
Coordinates: 43°52′34″N 4°35′39″E / 43.876°N 4.5942°E / 43.876; 4.5942Coordinates: 43°52′34″N 4°35′39″E / 43.876°N 4.5942°E / 43.876; 4.5942
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonRedessan
IntercommunalityPont du Gard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Martinet
Area
1
15.29 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,261
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30179 /30490
Elevation7–78 m (23–256 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montfrin is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Population[edit]

The residents are called Montfrinois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,779—    
19682,055+15.5%
19752,089+1.7%
19822,404+15.1%
19902,685+11.7%
19992,934+9.3%
20082,980+1.6%

Geography[edit]

Montfrin is located between Nîmes and Avignon, 10 km (6.2 mi) from Pont du Gard. The Gardon flows through the commune.

History[edit]

In Roman times, the place was called Mons Ferinus (mountain of the ferocious animals).

Charles Martel fought a battle there against the Saracens in 736, four years after the Battle of Tours.

The village has attracted celebrities during its history (including François I, Richelieu, Molière), and until the French Revolution, due to the presence of a "healing" spring, the spring of Fontcluse. A story says that the virtues of the spring were discovered by Charles Martel, who witnessed the healing of wounded soldiers after the battle.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.