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Moncontour, Vienne

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Moncontour, Vienne


Coat of arms

Coordinates: 46°52′57″N 0°00′57″W / 46.8825°N 0.0158°W / 46.8825; -0.0158Coordinates: 46°52′57″N 0°00′57″W / 46.8825°N 0.0158°W / 46.8825; -0.0158

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Châtellerault
Canton Moncontour
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Édouard Renaud
 • Land1 41.06 km2 (15.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,030
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 86161 / 86330
Elevation 51–115 m (167–377 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Moncontour is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.

It was the site of the Battle of Moncontour in 1569.


Historical population of Moncontour, Vienne
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 10191171106110369299801030

See also



External links

  • (French) Mayor's Office
  • (French) Communauté de Communes du Pays Loudunais - CCPL
  • (French) Moncontour on Quid
  • (French) Moncontour on a map of France
  • (English) Moncontour on Mapquest
  • (French) Aerial view of Moncontour.
  • (French) EXO Active Park
  • (French)

Sites and monuments

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