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Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 0°52′18″E / 46.4269°N 0.8717°E / 46.4269; 0.8717Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 0°52′18″E / 46.4269°N 0.8717°E / 46.4269; 0.8717{{#coordinates:46.4269|0.8717|type:city(7039)_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> Poitou-Charentes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Vienne</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Montmorillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Montmorillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Montmorillonnais</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 (2001–2008) </th><td> Guillaume de Russé</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 57 km2 (22 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 7,039</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 120/km2 (320/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 86165 / 86500</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Montmorillon is a commune in the Vienne department, in the Poitou-Charentes region, in western France.

The clay mineral montmorillonite was named after Montmorillon after its discovery there in 1847.

Montmorillon is well known for its macarons, and has a museum dedicated to it. The Maison Rannou-Métivier is the oldest macaron bakery in Montmorillon, dating back to 1920. The traditional recipe for Montmorillon macarons remains unchanged for over 150 years.

The widely popular Coopération pédagogique range of educational posters were produced in Montmorillon, in the 1950s by Éditions Rossignol.

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The town hall in Montmorillon
The town hall in Montmorillon
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