Montmorillon facts for kids
|The town hall in Montmorillon|
|Coat of arms|
|Elevation||82–168 m (269–551 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft*)
|Land area1||57.00 km2 (22.01 sq mi)|
|- Density||109/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||86165/ 86500|
|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 is a commune in the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in western France. The clay mineral montmorillonite (a silicate) was named after Montmorillon when it was discovered there in 1847.
Montmorillon is well known for its macarons, and has a museum dedicated to it.
The communes that are around Montmorillon are Saulgé, Jouhet, Sillars, Journet, Saint-Léomer, Bourg-Archambault and Pindray.
With a population of 6,197, Confolens has a population density of 11 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Montmorillon are known, in French, as Montmorillonnais (women: Montmorillonnaises).
Montmorillon is a subprefecture of the Vienne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the canton of Montmorillon.
People from Montmorillon
- Joseph Carré (1870-1941), architect
Montmorillon is a twin town of:
- Wadern, Germany, since 1968
- Medina del Campo, Spain, since 1994
- Safané, Burkina Faso, since 1997
- Gościno, Poland, since 2003
- Putna, Romania, since 2013
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