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Messei town hall
Messei town hall
Messei is located in France
Coordinates: 48°42′44″N 0°32′09″W / 48.7122°N 0.5358°W / 48.7122; -0.5358Coordinates: 48°42′44″N 0°32′09″W / 48.7122°N 0.5358°W / 48.7122; -0.5358
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Messei (Chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Haute Varenne et du Houlme
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Dumaine
Area1 13.21 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,947
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61278 / 61440
Elevation 195–254 m (640–833 ft)
(avg. 218 m or 715 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.

Messei (French pronunciation: ​[mɛsɛ]) is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.


Arms of Messei
The arms of Messei are blazoned :
Per fess gules and azure, a tower embattled argent and a shuttle Or.

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