Montbazon

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

Coat of arms
Location of Montbazon
Montbazon
Montbazon
Coordinates: 47°17′18″N 0°42′52″E
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.

History

In 991, friars of Cormery complained to the king 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.

Population

Historical population
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%

Economy

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

Education

There are four schools in the town:

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

Transportation

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

Media

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

Sights

See also

References

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


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