Montréjeau

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Montréjeau
The church in Montréjeau
The church in Montréjeau
Coat of arms of Montréjeau
Coat of arms
Location of Montréjeau
Montréjeau is located in France
Montréjeau
Montréjeau
Montréjeau is located in Occitanie
Montréjeau
Montréjeau
Coordinates: 43°05′09″N 0°34′11″E / 43.0858°N 0.5697°E / 43.0858; 0.5697Coordinates: 43°05′09″N 0°34′11″E / 43.0858°N 0.5697°E / 43.0858; 0.5697
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementSaint-Gaudens
CantonSaint-Gaudens
IntercommunalityNebouzan-Rivière-Verdun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Miquel
Area
1
8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,865
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
31390 /31210
Elevation409–543 m (1,342–1,781 ft)
(avg. 455 m or 1,493 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montréjeau (Occitan: Montrejau) is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

Montréjeau was the site of one of the French Revolution's last pitched battles between republicans and royalists. In the summer of 1799, anti-revolutionary insurrection broke out in the Haute-Garonne. For a brief time it flourished, even threatening the city of Toulouse. The Directory reacted swiftly, ordering in troops which decisively defeated the rebels at Montréjeau on 1 Fructidor Year VII (18 August 1799).[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,149—    
19683,700+17.5%
19753,473−6.1%
19823,161−9.0%
19902,857−9.6%
19992,577−9.8%
20082,738+6.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Soboul, Albert (1975). The French Revolution 1787–1799. New York: Vintage. pp. 538–539. ISBN 0-394-71220-X.