Montmorillon facts for kids
|Subprefecture and commune|
The town hall in Montmorillon
|Area1||57.00 km2 (22.01 sq mi)|
|• Density||107.982/km2 (279.67/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||86165 /86500|
|Elevation||82–168 m (269–551 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Montmorillon is a commune in the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in central-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, Lathus-Saint-Rémy and Pindray.
The inhabitants of Montmorillon are known, in French, as Montmorillonnais (women: Montmorillonnaises).
With a population of 6,155, Confolens has a population density of 108 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Montmorillon
Montmorillon is a subprefecture of the Vienne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the canton of Montmorillon.
People from Montmorillon
- Étienne de Vignolles, called La Hire (1390-1443), French military commander during the Hundred Years' War
- Paul de Ladmirault (1808-1898) French general and senator,
- Joseph Carré (1870-1941), architect
- Régine Deforges (1935-2014), novelist
- Simon Pagenaud (1984-), Champion Indycar Driver
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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