Mont-de-Marsan

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Mont-de-Marsan
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Mont-de-Marsan
Coordinates: 43°53′N0°30′W / 43.89°N 0.50°W / 43.89; -0.50 Coordinates: 43°53′N0°30′W / 43.89°N 0.50°W / 43.89; -0.50
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Mont-de-Marsan-1 and 2
Intercommunality Mont-de-Marsan Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Charles Dayot
Area
1
36.88 km2 (14.24 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
29,683
  Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40192 /40000
Elevation23–97 m (75–318 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mont-de-Marsan (French pronunciation:  [mɔ̃ də maʁsɑ̃] ; Gascon: Lo Mont de Marçan [2] ) is a commune and capital of the Landes department, New Aquitaine, southwestern France.

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Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 4,000    
1800 2,866−4.65%
1806 5,256+10.64%
1821 3,065−3.53%
1831 3,774+2.10%
1836 4,082+1.58%
1841 4,465+1.81%
1846 4,684+0.96%
1851 4,655−0.12%
1856 5,210+2.28%
1861 5,574+1.36%
1866 8,455+8.69%
1872 8,138−0.63%
1876 9,310+3.42%
1881 10,878+3.16%
1886 11,760+1.57%
1891 12,031+0.46%
1896 11,274−1.29%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 11,604+0.58%
1906 11,923+0.54%
1911 12,091+0.28%
1921 10,836−1.09%
1926 12,134+2.29%
1931 11,854−0.47%
1936 13,009+1.88%
1946 14,055+0.78%
1954 17,120+2.50%
1962 20,191+2.08%
1968 24,444+3.24%
1975 26,166+0.98%
1982 27,326+0.62%
1990 28,328+0.45%
1999 29,489+0.45%
2007 30,212+0.30%
2012 31,018+0.53%
2017 29,554−0.96%
Source: EHESS [3] and INSEE (1968-2017) [4]

Military installations

The French Air and Space Force operates the Constantin Rozanoff Mont-de-Marsan Air Base about 2 kilometres north of the town. The base includes CEAM (the French air force military experimentation and trials organisation), an air defense radar command reporting centre and an air defence control training site. Mont-de-Marsan Air Base was formerly home to France's first operational squadron of nuclear bombers, the Dassault Mirage IVA.

Sights

Culture

Stade Montois Club Omnisports is the city's main sports club, known for its rugby team Stade Montois and its football team Stade Montois (football).

Two historic punk rock music festivals were held in Mont-de-Marsan's bullring in 1976 and 1977.

Festival Arte Flamenco international festival created in 1989 in Mont-de-Marsan by the council of the Landes department.

Personalities

International relations

Mont-de-Marsan is twinned with:

Climate

Climate data for Mont-de-Marsan (1981–2010)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)22.5
(72.5)
26.3
(79.3)
29.2
(84.6)
32.1
(89.8)
35.3
(95.5)
40.4
(104.7)
41.2
(106.2)
42.5
(108.5)
36.7
(98.1)
33.6
(92.5)
26.4
(79.5)
23.9
(75.0)
42.5
(108.5)
Average high °C (°F)10.7
(51.3)
12.4
(54.3)
16.1
(61.0)
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)
19.2
(66.6)
Average low °C (°F)1.6
(34.9)
1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39.0)
6.2
(43.2)
10.1
(50.2)
13.3
(55.9)
15.2
(59.4)
15.0
(59.0)
11.7
(53.1)
9.0
(48.2)
4.8
(40.6)
2.3
(36.1)
7.9
(46.2)
Record low °C (°F)−19.8
(−3.6)
−16.8
(1.8)
−11.5
(11.3)
−5.4
(22.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
1.8
(35.2)
2.0
(35.6)
4.1
(39.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
−6.2
(20.8)
−10.4
(13.3)
−14.5
(5.9)
−19.8
(−3.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches)78.5
(3.09)
69.4
(2.73)
70.0
(2.76)
87.8
(3.46)
82.0
(3.23)
63.3
(2.49)
54.4
(2.14)
64.6
(2.54)
70.1
(2.76)
91.6
(3.61)
98.2
(3.87)
87.0
(3.43)
916.9
(36.10)
Average precipitation days11.29.810.312.411.88.77.17.98.210.711.510.8120.4
Average snowy days1.21.20.50.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.40.94.3
Average relative humidity (%)88847776757573767885888980.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 91.7109.3168.5172.7196.0209.9228.7217.5193.4145.693.981.21,908.4
Source 1: Météo France [5] [6]
Source 2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990) [7]

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. Toponimia Occitana (in Occitan)
  3. Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Mont-de-Marsan, EHESS. (in French)
  4. Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. "Données climatiques de la station de Mont-de-Marsan" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  6. "Climat Aquitaine" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  7. "Normes et records 1961-1990: Mont-de-Marsan (40) - altitude 59m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved 28 December 2015.