Montréal, Aude

Montréal (French pronunciation: [mɔ̃ʁe.al] (listen); Languedocien: Montreal) is a commune just west of Carcassonne in the Aude department, a part of the ancient Languedoc province and the present-day Occitanie region in southern France.

Montréal
Saint Vincent collegiate church
Saint Vincent collegiate church
Coat of arms of Montréal
Location of Montréal
Montréal is located in France
Montréal
Montréal
Montréal is located in Occitanie
Montréal
Montréal
Coordinates: 43°12′N 2°09′E / 43.2°N 2.15°E / 43.2; 2.15Coordinates: 43°12′N 2°09′E / 43.2°N 2.15°E / 43.2; 2.15
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLa Malepère à la Montagne Noire
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Bernard Breil[1]
Area
1
55.21 km2 (21.32 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,900
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11254 /11290
Elevation117–443 m (384–1,453 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

In 1206 Montréal was the site of debates between Catholics and Cathars, a sect of Christianity whose beliefs ran contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. These debates were initiated by Diego of Osma and his canon, the future Saint Dominic, as part of Pope Innocent III's program to convert the Cathars in the area to Catholicism.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,761—    
19681,678−4.7%
19751,588−5.4%
19821,535−3.3%
19901,546+0.7%
19991,672+8.2%
20081,957+17.0%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.