Montbéliard facts for kids
Château de Montbéliard
|Intercommunality||Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération|
|Area1||15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700.3/km2 (4,403.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||25388 /25200|
|Elevation||311–454 m (1,020–1,490 ft)
(avg. 383 m or 1,257 ft)
|Website||Ville de Montbéliard|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Montbéliard is a French commune. It is in the north of the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13 km (8 mi) from the border with Switzerland and is a subprefecture in the department. It is also the capital of the arrrondissement of Montbéliard.
The city of Montbéliard is in the northeast of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, in the northern part of the Doubs department.
Two rivers flow through the commune:
- the Allaine river that is a right tributary of the Doubs river; and
- the Lizaine, a tributary of the Allaine.
The confluence of the two rivers is in the city of Montbéliard.
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The city of Montbéliard is surrounded by the communes:
The inhabitants of Montbéliard are known, in French, as Montbéliardais (women: Montbéliardaises).
With a population of 25,521, Montbéliard has a population density of 1,700 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Montbéliard
Montbéliard is a subprefecture of the Doubs department, the capital of the arrondissement of Montbéliard and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Montbéliard formed by 4 communes, including Montbéliard, with 30,173 inhabitants (2014).
It is part of the intercommunality Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération.
Twinned and partner towns
Montbéliard is twinned with:
Places of interest
Some interesting places in Montbéliard are:
- The Château de Montbéliard, the castle of the Dukes of Württemberg.
- Saint-Martin Protestant Temple.
- The Saint-Maimbœuf church.
City hall of Montbéliard.
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