Montbard

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Montbard
Brenne river
Coat of arms of Montbard
Coat of arms
Location of Montbard
Montbard is located in France
Montbard
Montbard
Montbard is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Montbard
Montbard
Coordinates: 47°37′25″N 4°20′16″E / 47.6236°N 4.3378°E / 47.6236; 4.3378Coordinates: 47°37′25″N 4°20′16″E / 47.6236°N 4.3378°E / 47.6236; 4.3378
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementMontbard
CantonMontbard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christelle Silvestre
Area
1
46.37 km2 (17.90 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
5,554
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21425 /21500
Elevation202–366 m (663–1,201 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Montbard (French: [mɔ̃.baʁ]) is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.

Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. The Forges de Buffon, ironworks established by Buffon, are located in the nearby village of Buffon. There has been a cricket team in the town since 1993.

History[edit]

Montbard is near the site of the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

The chateau was the scene of the marriage of Anne de Bourgogne and John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford in 1423. It was acquired by the naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, who was born in Montbard.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,316—    
18002,118−8.5%
18062,061−2.7%
18211,875−9.0%
18362,123+13.2%
18412,215+4.3%
18462,315+4.5%
18512,697+16.5%
18562,428−10.0%
18612,617+7.8%
18662,713+3.7%
18722,628−3.1%
18762,653+1.0%
18812,607−1.7%
18862,571−1.4%
18912,509−2.4%
18962,653+5.7%
19012,632−0.8%
19063,824+45.3%
19113,957+3.5%
19214,863+22.9%
19264,193−13.8%
19314,423+5.5%
19364,097−7.4%
19464,455+8.7%
19544,871+9.3%
19626,386+31.1%
19687,050+10.4%
19757,513+6.6%
19827,707+2.6%
19907,108−7.8%
19996,300−11.4%
20085,554−11.8%

Attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Some TGV express trains between Paris and Dijon stop at Montbard.

The Burgundy Canal also passes through the town.

Personalities[edit]

Births[edit]

Montbard was the birthplace of:

Deaths[edit]

  • Jean-Andoche Junot (1771–1813), general during the First French Empire, committed suicide in Montbard
  • Pierre Daubenton (see births)

See also[edit]

References[edit]