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Château de Montbéliard
Château de Montbéliard
Coat of arms of Montbéliard
Coat of arms
Montbéliard is located in France
Location in France
Montbéliard is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Location in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Montbéliard
Canton Montbéliard
Intercommunality Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération
15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
 • Density 1,700.3/km2 (4,403.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25388 /25200
Elevation 311–454 m (1,020–1,490 ft)
(avg. 383 m or 1,257 ft)
Website Ville de Montbéliard
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montbéliard is a French commune. It is in the north of the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13 km (8 mi) from the border with Switzerland and is a subprefecture in the department. It is also the capital of the arrrondissement of Montbéliard.

Montbéliard is the second commune of the department by its population, after Besançon, prefecture of the department.


The city of Montbéliard is in the northeast of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, in the northern part of the Doubs department.

The commune of Montbéliard has an area of 15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi). Its average altitude is 383 m (1,257 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 330 m (1,080 ft).

Two rivers flow through the commune:

  1. the Allaine river that is a right tributary of the Doubs river; and
  2. the Lizaine, a tributary of the Allaine.

The confluence of the two rivers is in the city of Montbéliard.

Distance from Montbéliard to other cities
Besançon Paris Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes
84 km (52 mi) 482 km (300 mi) 805 km (500 mi) 806 km (501 mi) 625 km (388 mi) 328 km (204 mi) 808 km (502 mi)
Montbéliard and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Montbéliard

The city of Montbéliard is surrounded by the communes:


The Köppen climate classification type for Montbéliard is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype Cfb.


The inhabitants of Montbéliard are known, in French, as Montbéliardais (women: Montbéliardaises).

With a population of 25,521, Montbéliard has a population density of 1,700 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Montbéliard


Montbéliard is a subprefecture of the Doubs department, the capital of the arrondissement of Montbéliard and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Montbéliard formed by 4 communes, including Montbéliard, with 30,173 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération.

Twinned and partner towns

Montbéliard is twinned with:

Places of interest

Some interesting places in Montbéliard are:


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