Moulins, Allier facts for kids
|Coat of arms|
|Intercommunality||Agglomération de Moulins|
|Elevation||202–240 m (663–787 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft*)
|Land area1||8.61 km2 (3.32 sq mi)|
|- Density||2,202/km2 (5,700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||03190/ 03000|
|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.|
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 on the Allier river, mainly on the right (eastern) side of the river. It has an area of 8.61 km2 (3.32 sq mi) and its average altitude is 220 m (720 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 219 m (719 ft)..
With a population of 18,959, Moulins has a population density of 2,202 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Moulins are known, in French, as Moulinois (women: Moulinoises).
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.
Notre Dame cathedral and Sacre Coeur church, Moulins.
Moulins is twinned with:
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