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Montbazon

Montbazon

Montbazon - Mairie
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

Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Tours
Canton Montbazon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Revêche
Area
 • Land1 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 3,904
 • Population2 density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37154 / 37250
Elevation 52–92 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.

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

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.

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

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.[1]

Sights

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file


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