Montauroux (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃toʁu]; Occitan: Montauron) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Montauroux
The Château de la Colle-Noire, in Montauroux
The Château de la Colle-Noire, in Montauroux
Coat of arms of Montauroux
Location of Montauroux
Montauroux is located in France
Montauroux
Montauroux
Montauroux is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Montauroux
Montauroux
Coordinates: 43°37′09″N 6°45′57″E / 43.6192°N 6.7658°E / 43.6192; 6.7658Coordinates: 43°37′09″N 6°45′57″E / 43.6192°N 6.7658°E / 43.6192; 6.7658
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementDraguignan
CantonRoquebrune-sur-Argens
IntercommunalityPays de Fayence
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Yves Huet[1]
Area
1
33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
6,548
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83081 /83440
Elevation150–400 m (490–1,310 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Its neighbor town is the picturesque Callian which can be seen across a small valley.

GeographyEdit

 
Montauroux in the snow

Montauroux is situated in the east of the Var and at the border of the Alpes-Maritimes. Montauroux rises in tiers of altitudes from 150 m to 400 m. The village has a southern exposure, facing the Esterel massif and the St Cassien Lake. Montauroux is located midway between the sea which is 30 km (19 mi) away and the first ski resort which is 40 km (25 mi), away. Montauroux benefits from an exceptional amount of sunny days and is visited by tourists in the summer months, many hotels are often fully booked for the summer by mid-April or earlier.

It is also part of the Pays de Fayence, a communauté de communes.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,053—    
1975 1,375+3.89%
1982 1,997+5.48%
1990 2,773+4.19%
1999 4,017+4.20%
2007 5,048+2.90%
2012 6,019+3.58%
2017 6,411+1.27%
Source: INSEE[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE