Montréal, Gers

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Montréal
The town hall in Montréal
The town hall in Montréal
Coat of arms of Montréal
Coat of arms
Location of Montréal
Montréal is located in France
Montréal
Montréal
Montréal is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGers
ArrondissementCondom
CantonArmagnac-Ténarèze
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Bezerra
Area
1
63.05 km2 (24.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,206
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
32290 /32250
Elevation73–183 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.

Montréal (historically, Montréal-du-Gers; Gascon: Montrejau de 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
YearPop.±%
19621,893—    
19681,714−9.5%
19751,493−12.9%
19821,326−11.2%
19901,221−7.9%
19991,238+1.4%
20081,269+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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ (in French) Sansan - Musées, sites et collections paléontologiques. Dans La lettre de l'OCIM, mai - juin 2013.
  3. ^ (in French) Découverte touristique de Montréal-du-Gers sur sejour-touristique.com.