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Montelimar
Montélimar
A view over Montélimar
A view over Montélimar
Coat of arms of Montélimar
Coat of arms
Location of Montélimar
Montélimar is located in France
Montélimar
Montélimar
Montélimar is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Montélimar
Montélimar
Coordinates: 44°33?29?N 4°45?03?E / 44.5581°N 4.7508°E / 44.5581; 4.7508Coordinates: 44°33?29?N 4°45?03?E / 44.5581°N 4.7508°E / 44.5581; 4.7508
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementNyons
CantonMontélimar-1 and 2
IntercommunalityMontélimar-Sésame
Government
 o Mayor (2014–2020) Franck Reynier (PR)
Area
1
46.81 km2 (18.07 sq mi)
Population
(2016-01-01)[1]
39,924
 o Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 o Urban
 (2007)
61,861
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26198 /26200
Elevation56-213 m (184-699 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montélimar (French pronunciation: ​[m.te.li.ma?]; Occitan: Montelaimar pronounced [muntelaj'ma]; Latin: Acumum) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. It is the second-largest town in the department after Valence.

History

The site where the city of Montélimar stands today has been inhabited since the Celtic era. It was reconstructed during the Roman reign, including a basilica, aqueducts, thermae and a forum. The Adhémar family reigned over the city in the Middle Ages and built a castle (Château des Adhémar) which dominates the city silhouette even today.

Population

Personalities

Economy

The local nougat is one of the 13 desserts of Provence and highly appreciated throughout the country. Montelimar nougat is mentioned in the opening lines of the Beatles' "Savoy Truffle" from The White Album. Travellers used to buy nougat de Montélimar on their way to the south of France (or when returning) as the city is next to the Rhône and to the primary route N7. Since the construction of the A7 autoroute, many nougat factories have been forced to close as tourists no longer stop in Montélimar but bypass it instead.

Climate

Montélimar has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) according to the Köppen climate classification.

Climate data for Montélimar (1981-2010 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.3
(66.7)
22.4
(72.3)
26.4
(79.5)
30.6
(87.1)
33.8
(92.8)
38.1
(100.6)
40.0
(104.0)
41.1
(106.0)
36.2
(97.2)
30.4
(86.7)
26.4
(79.5)
19.9
(67.8)
41.1
(106.0)
Average high °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
10.2
(50.4)
14.5
(58.1)
17.5
(63.5)
22.1
(71.8)
26.2
(79.2)
29.6
(85.3)
29.1
(84.4)
24.2
(75.6)
18.7
(65.7)
12.4
(54.3)
8.6
(47.5)
18.5
(65.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.5
(36.5)
4.9
(40.8)
7.3
(45.1)
11.1
(52.0)
14.7
(58.5)
17.3
(63.1)
17.0
(62.6)
13.7
(56.7)
10.4
(50.7)
5.8
(42.4)
3.0
(37.4)
9.2
(48.6)
Record low °C (°F) -14.4
(6.1)
-17.0
(1.4)
-7.4
(18.7)
-3.1
(26.4)
-1.8
(28.8)
3.5
(38.3)
7.5
(45.5)
5.6
(42.1)
0.5
(32.9)
-1.6
(29.1)
-10.0
(14.0)
-17.2
(1.0)
-17.2
(1.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64.0
(2.52)
45.2
(1.78)
47.1
(1.85)
81.3
(3.20)
83.1
(3.27)
55.2
(2.17)
48.7
(1.92)
57.7
(2.27)
116.2
(4.57)
135.8
(5.35)
100.5
(3.96)
70.5
(2.78)
905.3
(35.64)
Average precipitation days 6.6 5.4 5.6 7.9 7.8 5.4 4.2 4.9 6.4 8.8 7.3 7.2 77.4
Average snowy days 2.3 2.1 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 2.4 8.6
Average relative humidity (%) 80 76 70 68 70 67 62 65 72 80 81 81 72.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 104.9 134.5 200.0 214.6 255.3 295.5 327.3 293.6 224.5 152.3 110.3 92.1 2,404.8
Source #1: Météo France[2][3]
Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961-1990)[4]

International relations

Montélimar is twinned with:[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Montélimar" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Climat Rhône-Alpes" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Montélimar - Ancone (26) - altitude 73m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Jumelage". montelimar.fr (in French). Montélimar. Retrieved .

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