Montbolo (Catalan: Montboló) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Montbolo

Montboló
The road into Montbolo
The road into Montbolo
Coat of arms of Montbolo
Coat of arms
Location of Montbolo
Montbolo is located in France
Montbolo
Montbolo
Montbolo is located in Occitanie
Montbolo
Montbolo
Coordinates: 42°29′09″N 2°39′21″E / 42.4858°N 2.6558°E / 42.4858; 2.6558Coordinates: 42°29′09″N 2°39′21″E / 42.4858°N 2.6558°E / 42.4858; 2.6558
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementCéret
CantonLe Canigou
IntercommunalityHaut Vallespir
Government
 • Mayor (2018-2020) Christine Naveau
Area
1
21.98 km2 (8.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
180
 • Density8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66113 /66110
Elevation240–1,323 m (787–4,341 ft)
(avg. 576 m or 1,890 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

LocalizationEdit

Montbolo is located in the canton of Le Canigou and in the arrondissement of Céret.

 
Map of Montbolo and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communesEdit

GeologyEdit

Montbolo once had gypsum mines, used for making plaster, and also lutite and dolomite. A landslide in a gypsum stone-pit in Montbolo occurred on 20 March 1886 and killed three workers.[2]

PopulationEdit

 
Population 1962-2008

Sites of interestEdit

The Saint-Andrew church of Montbolo was first built in the 12th century and then modified in the 13th, 14th and 17th centuries. At the end of the 19th century, works started for a full repair of the church, but the new roof was entirely destroyed following a storm in January 1900.[3] Other repairs have been made more recently, such as the rebuild of the portal, which destroyed some of the older elements.[4]

Montbolo has two dolmens: the Caixa de Rotllan, on the city limit with Arles-sur-Tech and the dolmen de Formentera.

CultureEdit

Poetry

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Accident à Montbolo en 1886, 4 february 2014
  3. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Tempête dans le Haut-Vallespir, 10 janvier 1900, 2 february 2014
  4. ^ Marcel Durliat, Roussillon Roman, Zodiaque, 1986
  5. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas (24 June 2015). "Ode aux environs d'Amélie-les-Bains en 1912". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2017.