Mont-de-Marsan

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Mont-de-Marsan

Confluent Mont de Marsan.JPG
Confluence of the Douze and Midou rivers
in Mont-de-Marsan
Coat of arms of Mont-de-Marsan
Coat of arms
Mont-de-Marsan is located in France
Mont-de-Marsan
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Chief town of 2 cantons
Intercommunality Marsan
Mayor Geneviève Darrieussecq
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 23–97 m (75–318 ft)
(avg. 63 m/207 ft)
Land area1 36.88 km2 (14.24 sq mi)
Population2 31,018  (2012)
 - Density 841 /km2 (2,180 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40192/ 40000
Website www.montdemarsan.fr
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.

Coordinates: 43°53′29″N 0°29′58″W / 43.8914°N 0.4994°W / 43.8914; -0.4994

Mont-de-Marsan is a commune in southwestern France, in the region of Aquitaine. It is the prefecture (capital) of the Landes department. It is also the capital of 2 cantons in the department: Mont-de-Marsan-Nord and Mont-de-Marsan-Sud.

Even if Mont-de-Marsan is the capital of the department, it is the second city of Landes, after Dax.

Geography[change | change source]

Mont-de-Marsan is at the confluence of two rivers, the Douze and the Midou, forming the river Midouze just in the centre of the city.

It has an area of 36.88 km2 (14.24 sq mi) and its average altitude is 60 m (200 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 52 m (171 ft).[1]

Mont-de-Marsan and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Mont-de-Marsan

Mont-de-Marsan is surrounded by the communes Uchacq-et-Parentis, Saint-Avit, Mazerolles, Bretagne-de-Marsan, Saint-Pierre-du-Mont and Campet-et-Lamolère.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Mont-de-Marsan is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.[2][3]

The average temperature for the year in Mont-de-Marsan is 13.5°C (56.3°F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 21.4°C (70.5 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 6.2°C (43.2°F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Mont-de-Marsan is 693.4 mm (27.3 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 71.1 mm (2.8 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is August with an average of 40.6 mm (1.6 in).[3]

Climate data for Mont-de-Marsan, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
12.4
(54.3)
16.1
(61)
18.1
(64.6)
21.8
(71.2)
25.1
(77.2)
27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
24.9
(76.8)
20.2
(68.4)
14.1
(57.4)
10.9
(51.6)
19.13
(66.44)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
7.1
(44.8)
10.0
(50)
12.2
(54)
16.0
(60.8)
19.2
(66.6)
21.4
(70.5)
21.4
(70.5)
18.3
(64.9)
14.6
(58.3)
9.5
(49.1)
6.6
(43.9)
13.54
(56.38)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39)
6.2
(43.2)
10.1
(50.2)
13.3
(55.9)
15.2
(59.4)
15.0
(59)
11.7
(53.1)
9.0
(48.2)
4.8
(40.6)
2.3
(36.1)
7.91
(46.24)
Rainfall mm (inches) 69.2
(2.724)
54.8
(2.157)
51.6
(2.031)
56.6
(2.228)
57.9
(2.28)
43.2
(1.701)
52.1
(2.051)
41.3
(1.626)
55
(2.17)
71.8
(2.827)
67.8
(2.669)
72
(2.83)
693.3
(27.295)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

With a population of 31,018,[4] Mont-de-Marsan has a population density of 841 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Mont-de-Marsan are known, in French, as Montois (women: Montoises).[5]

Administration[change | change source]

Mont-de-Marsan is the prefecture of the Landes department since 1790. It is also the capital of two Cantons:[6]

  1. Mont-de-Marsan-Nord, formed with a part of Mont-de-Marsan and eight other communes
  2. Mont-de-Marsan-Sud, formed with a part of Mont-de-Marsan and nine other communes.

Gallery[change | change source]

Monuments and sites[change | change source]

  • The Donjon Lacataye is the keep of a 14th century castle
  • Despiau-Wlérick Museum (1930s sculpture by two local artists)

Sport[change | change source]

People born in Mont-de Marsan[change | change source]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Mont-de-Marsan is twinned with:[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "City of Mont-de-Marsan". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Mont-de-Marsan-40000/. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ville de Mont-de-Marsan" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-mont-de-marsan.html. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mont-de-Marsan, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather-summary.php3?s=598821&cityname=Mont-de-Marsan%2C+Aquitaine%2C+France&units=. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  4. "Populations lègales 2012 - 40-Landes" (in French). Populations légales 2012 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/departement.asp?dep=40&annee=2012. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  5. "Mont-de-Marsan (40000)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_mont-de-marsan_40192.html. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  6. "Liste des cantons de l'arrondissement de Mont-de-Marsan" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/nomenclatures/cog/canarr.asp?codedep=40&codearr=2. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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