Moncoutant

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Moncoutant
The town hall in Moncoutant
The town hall in Moncoutant
Moncoutant is located in France
Moncoutant
Moncoutant
Coordinates: 46°43′28″N 0°35′15″W / 46.7244°N 0.5875°W / 46.7244; -0.5875Coordinates: 46°43′28″N 0°35′15″W / 46.7244°N 0.5875°W / 46.7244; -0.5875
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Deux-Sèvres
Arrondissement Parthenay
Canton Moncoutant
Intercommunality Terre de Sèvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Mouiller
Area1 26.32 km2 (10.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,100
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 79179 /79320
Elevation 153–226 m (502–741 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Moncoutant is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France.

Geography[edit]

Moncoutant is located in a bocage area in northern Deux-Sèvres, on the Sèvre Nantaise, 50 km north of Niort and 15 km south of Bressuire.

Economy[edit]

Moncoutant is a mainly agricultural town. However, it also has numerous shops and a few industries. Since 2001, it has also become a tourist center, thanks to the opening of the fishing holiday center Pescalis.

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