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30/09/1469 The Most Crowded City in the World: Montpellier

The Most Crowded City in the World: Montpellier

First of all, I would like to wish all my audience and everyone healthy days. I haven't been able to write any articles for KAP for a long time. Being a politician is a really tiring job and can cause you to disrupt your other duties. But I finally got the time to write this article. In this article, I will tell you about Montpellier, France, the largest city in the world, where my son currently resides there. Thanks to our homing pigeon networks, which we have established in France, Genoa and the Ottoman Empire, we can communicate with each other. Do not ask the secret of this business, I will not disclose it. :))

The population of Montpellier, which is the capital of the Comté du Languedoc province of France, is 296 according to official records. However, according to my son, there are at least 350 people actively living in the city. It's really crowded. So, is there enough food in the market of such a big and crowded city? Let's read what my son wrote.

“When I first moved from Genoa to Montpellier, I first rented a bakery shop and started working. The prices of the loaves of bread I produced were much more expensive than in Genoa and, as far as I know, in England, but I could very easily sell about 40 loaves of bread in the same day. The high demand for bags of flour had also increased the prices them and while I was baking, I had a lot of trouble finding bags of flour in the market recently. Wheat production was enough, but the millers could not produce flour for the bakers.

Worried that there would be a famine, the bazaar authority of the municipality of Montpeiller asked me to rent a mill owned by the municipality and start producing flour there. Of course, I did not refuse this request and started to produce flour by renting the municipality's mill. The bags of flour I produced were sold on the same day. Thus, we prevented the lack of bread in the bazaar.

There may also be some problems with corn from time to, but the production of other foodstuffs such as meat, fish or vegetables is at a sufficient level and there is no shortage of them."

In such a crowded city, the mayoral elections are of course the most curious issue. First of all, let's state that all mayoral elections are going to the second round. So how many people are becoming candidates for mayor? According to the letter from my son, 13 people became candidates in the last mayoralty elections. I guess it's a number we can't even imagine for England. It is possible to say that while the majority of the English people are apolitical, the French people are closely interested in politics. Likewise, we know that at least four political parties participated in the county council elections in the Comté du Languedoc.

I would like to mention something that the readers of Lewes might wonder about: The number of taverns. First of all, let us emphasise that no tax is collected from the taverns by the county. This is one of the biggest factors in a large number of taverns. According to the information given by my son, there are at least 40 taverns in the city, and we understand that on some nights at least three of them are completely full and the others are working. It is a very active and vibrant city indeed. Since it is also a port city, it is a centre frequently visited by foreign traders.

In this article, I tried to introduce Montpeiller, the most populous city in the world, as much as I could. If you want to visit this city famous for its olive oil as well, a long and dangerous journey awaits you.

David Blackwood for KAP

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Product Price Variation
Loaf of bread 5.97 -0.01
Fruit 12.26 0
Bag of corn 2.56 -0.01
Bottle of milk 8.7 -0
Fish 19.39 0
Piece of meat 15.15 -0.01
Bag of wheat 11.61 -0.02
Bag of flour 11.7 -0.1
Hundredweight of cow 29.62 -2.53
Ton of stone 8.83 0
Half-hundredweight of pig 15.46 0
Ball of wool 11.03 0
Hide 16.8 0
Coat N/A N/A
Vegetable 7.65 0.16
Wood bushel 5.27 -0.03
Small ladder 35.72 0
Large ladder 66.21 0
Oar 21.74 0
Hull 43.53 0
Shaft 9.26 0
Boat 93.31 0
Stone 15.83 0.03
Axe 149.6 0
Ploughshare N/A N/A
Hoe N/A N/A
Ounce of iron ore 21.45 -0.01
Unhooped bucket 23.77 -0.01
Bucket 33.4 -0.24
Knife 16.7 0.09
Ounce of steel 46.89 0
Unforged axe blade 71.08 0
Axe blade 92.99 0
Blunted axe 116.94 0.08
Hat 48.7 0
Man's shirt 106.74 0
Woman's shirt 114 0
Waistcoat 130.81 0
Pair of trousers 66.92 0
Mantle 260.08 0
Dress 250.78 0
Man's hose 41.42 0
Woman's hose 46.88 0
Pair of shoes 25.72 0
Pair of boots 80.8 0
Belt 34.98 0
Barrel 8.74 0
Pint of beer 0.8 0
Barrel of beer 69.67 0
Bottle of wine N/A N/A
Barrel of wine N/A N/A
Bag of hops 18.75 0
Bag of malt N/A N/A
Sword blade 101.8 0
Unsharpened sword 171.21 0
Sword 152.86 0
Shield 55.02 0
Playing cards 83.71 0
Cloak 171.49 0
Collar 69.25 0
Skirt 126.72 0
Tunic 240.11 0
Overalls 110.92 0
Corset 123.71 0
Rope belt 44.53 0
Headscarf 46.04 0
Helmet 161.17 0
Toque 50.11 0
Headdress 83.57 0
Poulaine 63.46 0
Cod 19.16 0
Conger eel 20.86 0
Sea bream 20.88 0
Herring 19.99 0
Whiting 20.13 0
Skate 23.46 0
Sole 18.58 0
Tuna 24 0
Turbot 21.31 0
Red mullet 17.6 0
Mullet 18.26 0
Scorpionfish N/A N/A
Salmon 17.92 0
Arctic char N/A N/A
Grayling 21.06 0
Pike 17.13 0
Catfish N/A N/A
Eel 25.72 0
Carp 11.19 0
Gudgeon 20.63 0
Trout 16.69 0
Pound of olives 19.84 0
Pound of grapes 13.07 0
Sack of barley 12.78 0
Half-hundred weight of goat carcasses 12.86 0
Bottle of goat's milk 10.72 0
Tapestry 102.71 0
Bottle of olive oil 110.35 0
Jar of agave nectar N/A N/A
Bushel of salt 23.71 0
Bar of clay 4.75 1
Cask of Scotch whisky 106.12 0
Cask of Irish whiskey 93.73 0
Bottle of ewe's milk 14.75 0
Majolica vase N/A N/A
Porcelain plate N/A N/A
Ceramic tile N/A N/A
Parma ham 165.94 0
Bayonne ham 87.49 0
Iberian ham 49.38 0
Black Forest ham 70.25 0
Barrel of cider 78.48 0
Bourgogne wine 120.25 0
Bordeaux wine 55.33 0
Champagne wine 81.25 0
Toscana wine 73.09 0
Barrel of porto wine 120.94 0
Barrel of Tokaji 95.41 0
Rioja wine 122.44 0
Barrel of Retsina 73.75 0
Pot of yoghurt 130.63 0
Cow's milk cheese 72.97 0
Goat's milk cheese 162.49 0
Ewe's milk cheese 66.88 0
Anjou wine 87.15 0
Ewe carcass 13.75 0
Mast 403.2 0
Small sail 284.06 0
Large sail 904.2 0
Tumbler of pulque N/A N/A
Jar of pulque N/A N/A