Moncoutant

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Moncoutant
The town hall in Moncoutant
The town hall in Moncoutant
Location of Moncoutant
Moncoutant is located in France
Moncoutant
Moncoutant
Moncoutant is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
ArrondissementBressuire
CantonCerizay
CommuneMoncoutant-sur-Sèvre
Area
1
26.32 km2 (10.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,297
 • Density130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
79320
Elevation153–226 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.

Moncoutant is a former commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Moncoutant-sur-Sèvre.[2]

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.

History[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 23 November 2018 (in French)