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for the suburb of Rauma, Finland see Monnai, Rauma
Monnai is located in France
Coordinates: 48°53′34″N 0°23′54″E / 48.8928°N 0.3983°E / 48.8928; 0.3983Coordinates: 48°53′34″N 0°23′54″E / 48.8928°N 0.3983°E / 48.8928; 0.3983
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton La Ferté-Frênel
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de la Ferté-Frênel
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Deuley
Area1 15.52 km2 (5.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 221
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61282 / 61470
Elevation 191–262 m (627–860 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 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.

Monnai is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

It had a population of 222 as of 2004.


The village was founded as "Moenai" in 1100. Following the tradition, the chapel Notre-Dame-du-Vallet was built after the discovery of a statue; it was rebuilt in 16th century and again in 1862. The old village of Ternant, mentioned for the first time in 1100, was linked to Monnai.

In 2005, the "Carrefour des Cultures", an international gathering of the Hospitality Club of about 450 people, happened for the first time. Locals and members of hospitality exchange networks from all around the world came to meet for five days.

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