Montmorillon

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Montmorillon
The town hall in Montmorillon
The town hall in Montmorillon
Coat of arms of Montmorillon
Coat of arms
Location of Montmorillon
Montmorillon is located in France
Montmorillon
Montmorillon
Montmorillon is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Montmorillon
Montmorillon
Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 0°52′18″E / 46.4269°N 0.8717°E / 46.4269; 0.8717Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 0°52′18″E / 46.4269°N 0.8717°E / 46.4269; 0.8717
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementMontmorillon
CantonMontmorillon
IntercommunalityMontmorillonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yves Bouloux
Area
1
57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
6,155
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86165 /86500
Elevation82–168 m (269–551 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

Montmorillon (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃mɔʁijɔ̃]) is a commune in the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in central-western France.

The clay mineral montmorillonite was named after Montmorillon after its discovery there in 1847.

Montmorillon is well known for its macarons, and has a museum dedicated to it. The Maison Rannou-Métivier is the oldest macaron bakery in Montmorillon, dating back to 1920. The traditional recipe for Montmorillon macarons remains unchanged for over 150 years.

The widely popular Coopération pédagogique range of educational posters were produced in Montmorillon, in the 1950s by Éditions Rossignol.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,121—    
18002,843−8.9%
18063,313+16.5%
18213,174−4.2%
18313,608+13.7%
18364,157+15.2%
18414,672+12.4%
18464,768+2.1%
18515,228+9.6%
18564,968−5.0%
18615,130+3.3%
18665,203+1.4%
18725,010−3.7%
18765,105+1.9%
18815,128+0.5%
18865,158+0.6%
18915,268+2.1%
18965,284+0.3%
19015,176−2.0%
19065,051−2.4%
19114,944−2.1%
19214,583−7.3%
19264,766+4.0%
19314,507−5.4%
19364,754+5.5%
19465,410+13.8%
19545,524+2.1%
19625,743+4.0%
19686,034+5.1%
19756,685+10.8%
19826,954+4.0%
19906,667−4.1%
19996,898+3.5%
20066,584−4.6%
20076,514−1.1%
20086,443−1.1%
20096,410−0.5%
20106,387−0.4%
20116,319−1.1%
20126,258−1.0%
20136,197−1.0%
20146,155−0.7%

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