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Pont (pronounced pohn; French for bridge; also Welsh for bridge, the "t" not silent) is the name or part of the name of several places. It also means 'period' and 'exactly' in Hungarian (where the 't' is pronounced).

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France

Pont is the name or part of the name of several communes of France:

Switzerland

  • Du Pont, Switzerland, a Swiss hamlet that is part of the commune of L'Abbaye

United Kingdom

  • Pont, Cornwall
  • Pont, County Durham
  • the River Pont in Ponteland, Northumberland

Wales (Part of the UK)

Some examples of towns in Wales that have derived from their use of a bridge:

People

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

PONT (or KYLPONT), ROBERT (1524-1606), Scottish reformer, was educated at St Andrews. In 1562 he was appointed minister at Dunblane and then at Dunkeld; in 1563, commissioner for Moray, Inverness and Banff: Then in succession he became minister of Birnie (1567), provost of Trinity College near Edinburgh (1571), a lord of session (1572), minister of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh (1573) and at St Andrews (1581). Pont was a strenuous champion of ecclesiastical independence, and for protesting against parliamentary interference in church government he was obliged to leave his country. From 1584 to 1586 he was in England, but returning north he resumed his prominence in church matters and kept it until his death in 1606. His elder son Timothy Pont (1560?-1614?) was a good mathematician, surveyor, and "the first projector of a Scottish atlas."


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