The commune of Mantaud is in the Hérault region of Southern France, close to the city of Montpellier.
Along the coast to the East, you will find Marseille, and Nice.
Montaud is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Montaud is a mountain village with a dozen hamlets. It contains a school, a city hall, a church, and a few farms. Most inhabitants of Montaud work in nearby Montpellier, many as researchers, teachers, engineers and technicians.
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History of Montaud
Montaud is located in the north of the Vercors, an important site of the French Resistance during World War II. (Montaud located in the Vercors is another village “montaud 38”)
Children from the primary school in Montaud participated in a “spacetalk” via ARISS radio contact with astronaut Mike Finckle, aboard the International Space Station in 2004.
French Cardinal, Bertrand Pierre (Cardinal de Colombier), who was used by the popes at Avignon as an agent in wartime missions during the Hundred Years War and in the election of Charles of Bohemia to the imperial throne, died in Montaud in 1361.
Population & Demographics
The population has grown somewhat rapidly in the last 40 years, after having remained in the region of 200-300 inhabitants from 1793 until 1975. The table below shows population changes from census data since 1793.
- Country: France
- Region: Occitania
- Department: Hérault
- Arrondissement: Montpellier
- Canton: Le Crès
- Intercommunality: Montpellier, Méditerranée, Métropole
- Government: Mayor (2020–2026) Joël Raymond
- Area: 12.92 km2 (4.99 sq mi)
- Population (Jan. 2018): 1,007
- Density: 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
- Time zone: UTC+01:00 (CET); Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
- INSEE/Postal code: 34164 /34160
- Elevation: 51–210 m (167–689 ft) (avg. 110 m or 360 ft)