Commentry
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Commentry
Commentry
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Commentry
Coat of arms
Location of Commentry
Commentry is located in France
Commentry
Commentry
Commentry is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Commentry
Commentry
Coordinates: 46°17?23?N 2°44?32?E / 46.2897°N 2.7422°E / 46.2897; 2.7422Coordinates: 46°17?23?N 2°44?32?E / 46.2897°N 2.7422°E / 46.2897; 2.7422
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMontluçon
CantonCommentry
IntercommunalityCommentry Montmarault Néris Communauté
Government
 o Mayor (2020–2026) Sylvain Bourdier[1]
Area
1
20.96 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
Population
(Jan. 2018)[2]
6,159
 o Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03082 /03600
Elevation332-462 m (1,089-1,516 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Commentry (French pronunciation: ​[k?mt?i]; Auvergnat: Comentriac) is a commune in the department of Allier in central France. It lies 42 miles (68 km) southwest of Moulins in the valley of the OEil. It is within 8 km of one of the geographic centres of France. The film actress Yvonne Rozille (1900-1985) was born in Commentry.

Population

History

Commentry was the first commune ever to elect a socialist mayor: Christophe Thivrier was elected the 6th of June 1882.[3] The Socialist Party of France was founded in Commentry in September 1902.

Economy

Commentry gave its name to a coal field over 21 square kilometres in extent, and had important foundries and forges.

Science

Charles Brongniart discovered many fossils near Commentry, including Meganeura in the Stephanian stage coal measures in 1880.

Personalities

  • Jean Bayet (1882-1969) Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the Sorbonne, whose grandfather Gilbert Bayet was mayor of Commentry 1871-1873.
  • Henri Fayol (1841-1925) mining engineer, developed Fayolism, an approach to management and administration.
  • Abel Gance (1889-1981) film director and producer, raised by maternal grandparents in Commentry until the age of eight.
  • Jacques Hillairet (1886-1984) historian specializing in the history of Paris, officer of the Legion of Honour.
  • Émile Mâle (1862-1954) art historian and member of the Académie française.
  • Stéphane Mony (1800-1884) Engineer, director of the colliery at Commentry; mayor from 1854 to 1883; deputy from 1868 to 1871.
  • Christophe Thivrier (1841-1895) first elected Socialist mayor in France.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative list of communes of Allier] (PDF) (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ (in French) Election of the first socialist mayor Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine




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