Morcenx

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Morcenx
Morcenx is located in France
Morcenx
Morcenx
Coordinates: 44°02′02″N 0°54′47″W / 44.0339°N 0.9131°W / 44.0339; -0.9131Coordinates: 44°02′02″N 0°54′47″W / 44.0339°N 0.9131°W / 44.0339; -0.9131
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Morcenx
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays Morcenais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Deyres
Area1 62.08 km2 (23.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,573
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 40197 / 40110
Elevation 50–104 m (164–341 ft)
(avg. 74 m or 243 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Morcenx is a commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in south-western France.

Geography[edit]

Commune situated in the Grande Lande in the Landes forest (forêt des Landes) on the Bez.
Access by the A63 freeway, exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg14 Onesse-et-Laharie.

History[edit]

The Morcenx area, bordered by the Bez and its tributaries, seems to have been occupied since prehistoric times. Flint tools, domestic furniture, and a cinerary (cremation ashes) box from the 1st Iron Age have been found there.

The church « sanctus Petrus de Morcencz » was mentioned in the Liber rubeus during the 12th century.