Montréal, Gers

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Montréal
Commune
Montreal-du-Gers 4.jpg
Coat of arms of Montréal
Coat of arms
Montréal is located in France
Montréal
Montréal
Coordinates: 43°57′00″N 0°12′01″E / 43.950000°N 0.200300°E / 43.950000; 0.200300Coordinates: 43°57′00″N 0°12′01″E / 43.950000°N 0.200300°E / 43.950000; 0.200300
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gers
Arrondissement Condom
Canton Armagnac-Ténarèze
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Bezerra
Area1 63.05 km2 (24.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,269
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 32290 /32250
Elevation 73–183 m (240–600 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.

Montréal (historically, Montréal-du-Gers) is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated in the Gers but close to the borders with Lot-et-Garonne and Landes. It is built on a promontory on the right bank of the river Auzoue.

Montréal and its surrounding communes

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,893 —    
1968 1,714 −9.5%
1975 1,493 −12.9%
1982 1,326 −11.2%
1990 1,221 −7.9%
1999 1,238 +1.4%
2008 1,269 +2.5%

The inhabitants are called Montréalais.

Sights[edit]

In the neighbourhood are numerous old castles, medieval walled villages, small towns built around castles and many "sacred" places because the Via Podiensis and the Way of St. James of Compostela which pass through Montréal.

International relations[edit]

Montréal is twinned with Wittisheim, Bas-Rhin, France.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Sansan - Musées, sites et collections paléontologiques. Dans La lettre de l'OCIM, mai - juin 2013.
  2. ^ (in French) Découverte touristique de Montréal-du-Gers sur sejour-touristique.com.