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Montbazon is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It is located on the river Indre between the towns of Veigné, Monts and Sorigny. The town is about 12 km from Tours.

Montbazon
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Montbazon
Coat of arms
Location of Montbazon
Montbazon is located in France
Montbazon
Montbazon
Montbazon is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Montbazon
Montbazon
Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E / 47.2883°N 0.7144°E / 47.2883; 0.7144Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E / 47.2883°N 0.7144°E / 47.2883; 0.7144
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementTours
CantonMonts
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Revêche
Area
1
6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,300
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37154 /37250
Elevation52–92 m (171–302 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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HistoryEdit

In 991, friars of Cormery complained to the king[who?] that Fulk Nerra, lord of Anjou, was building a fortress in their land of Montbazon (he became lord of Montbazon in 997 although he was 17 years old).

From 994, the lofty fortress dominated a strategic point on the Indre river.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1793800—    
1800947+18.4%
1806888−6.2%
18211,020+14.9%
18311,080+5.9%
18361,180+9.3%
18411,181+0.1%
18461,116−5.5%
18511,145+2.6%
18561,096−4.3%
18611,074−2.0%
18661,090+1.5%
18721,032−5.3%
18761,179+14.2%
18811,181+0.2%
18861,197+1.4%
18911,143−4.5%
18961,143+0.0%
19011,127−1.4%
19061,150+2.0%
19111,161+1.0%
19211,150−0.9%
19261,089−5.3%
19311,086−0.3%
19361,096+0.9%
19461,697+54.8%
19541,267−25.3%
19621,622+28.0%
19681,903+17.3%
19752,447+28.6%
19823,011+23.0%
19903,354+11.4%
19993,434+2.4%
20063,953+15.1%
20093,904−1.2%

EconomyEdit

Montbazon has a small industrial park. It groups together small and medium-sized businesses.

EducationEdit

There are four schools in the town:

  • Jean Le Bourg kindergarten
  • Guillaume Louis Primary School
  • Albert Camus High School
  • Saint Gatien Private High School

TransportationEdit

There are two buses lines (G and H) which cross the town. Four bus stops are located at:

  • City Center
  • Albert Camus High School
  • La Courtille
  • La Grange Barbier

MediaEdit

The town launched an online radio station in 2010.[2] (the link is now dead as of 2014)

SightsEdit

 
Fulk Nerra fortress

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Radio Montbazon http://www.radiomontbazon.fr/