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Montdardier

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View of the village of Montdardier
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Coordinates: 43°55′42″N 3°35′33″E / 43.9283°N 3.5925°E / 43.9283; 3.5925Coordinates: 43°55′42″N 3°35′33″E / 43.9283°N 3.5925°E / 43.9283; 3.5925{{#coordinates:43.9283|3.5925|type:city(193)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Languedoc-Roussillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Gard</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Le Vigan</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Le Vigan</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays viganais</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Daniel Carrière</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 35.25 km2 (13.61 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2008)2</th><td> 193</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 30176 / 30120</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Montdardier is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Population

Montdardier
Montdardier and the Tude forest
Montdardier and the Tude forest
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793466—    
1800432−7.3%
1806601+39.1%
1821714+18.8%
1831698−2.2%
1836715+2.4%
1841727+1.7%
1846700−3.7%
1851738+5.4%
1856677−8.3%
1861672−0.7%
1866616−8.3%
1872577−6.3%
1876569−1.4%
1881578+1.6%
1886581+0.5%
1891743+27.9%
1896885+19.1%
1901918+3.7%
19061,051+14.5%
1911870−17.2%
1921558−35.9%
1926466−16.5%
1931424−9.0%
1936340−19.8%
1946324−4.7%
1954316−2.5%
1962273−13.6%
1968215−21.2%
1975197−8.4%
1982178−9.6%
1990157−11.8%
1999187+19.1%
2008193+3.2%

Sights

  • The castle in neo-gothic style
  • La Tude massif
  • The church

Several quarries above Montdardier were formerly important sources of lithographic limestone. Stone from these quarries, marketed as Vigan stone, earned an honorable mention in the Great Exhibition of 1851.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Class I, Report on Mining, Quarrying, Metallurgical Operations, and Mineral Products, Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes Into Which the Exhibition was Divided, Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851, Clowes, London, 1852; page 28.

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