Moulins, Allier facts for kids
|Area1||8.61 km2 (3.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,295.2/km2 (5,945/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||03190 /03000|
|Elevation||202–240 m (663–787 ft)
(avg. 221 m or 725 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Moulins experienced its golden age in the 15th century, when the Dukes of Bourbon lived in the city on the Allier river. The region of the northern Massif Central where is Moulins is called the Bourbonnais after the House of Bourbon.
Moulins became the capital of Allier on 4 March 1790 with the creation of the departments in France.
Moulins is along the Allier river, mainly on the right (eastern) side of the river. It has an area of 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi), and its average altitude is 221 m (725 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 219 m (719 ft).
The distances from Moulins to other cities are:
- Paris, the national capital - 298 km (185 mi);
- Lyon, the regional capital - 204 km (127 mi);
- Reims - 422 km (262 mi);
- Bordeaux - 469 km (291 mi);
- Toulouse - 470 km (290 mi);
- Montpellier - 447 km (278 mi);
- Strasbourg - 514 km (319 mi);
- Nantes - 457 km (284 mi);
- Marseille - 514 km (319 mi).
The inhabitants of Moulins are known, in French, as Moulinois (women: Moulinoises).
With a population of 19,762, Moulins has a population density of 2,295 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Moulins
- Moulins-1, formed by 6 communes and part of Moulins, with 18,030 inhabitants (2014).
- Moulins-2, formed by 22 communes and part of Moulins, with 19,368 inhabitants (2014).
Moulins is twinned with:
Places of interest
Some interesting places in Moulins are:
- The Moulins Cathedral Basilica (Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Moulins) is a Roman Catholic cathedral.
- The Anne de Beaujeu Museum is an art museum.
- The National Center of Costume and Scenography (Centre national du Costume de scène) is a museum dedicated to stage costumes and sets.
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