Morcenx

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Morcenx
Commune
Morcenx bourg eglise 2.JPG
Coat of arms of Morcenx
Coat of arms
Morcenx is located in France
Morcenx
Morcenx
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Morcenx is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementMont-de-Marsan
CantonPays morcenais tarusate
IntercommunalityPays Morcenais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Claude Deyres
Area162.08 km2 (23.97 sq mi)
Population (2013)24,447
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code40197 /40110
Elevation50–104 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Morcenx is situated in the Grande Lande in the Landes forest (forêt des Landes) on the Bez.
It is accessed by the A63 motorway, exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg14 for 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 « Saint Pierre de Morcencz » was mentioned in the Liber rubeus in the 12th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793645—    
1806678+5.1%
1821714+5.3%
1831811+13.6%
1841795−2.0%
1851919+15.6%
18611,321+43.7%
18721,718+30.1%
18812,049+19.3%
18912,193+7.0%
19012,230+1.7%
19112,663+19.4%
19212,768+3.9%
19313,208+15.9%
19463,033−5.5%
19543,013−0.7%
19624,166+38.3%
19685,305+27.3%
19755,690+7.3%
19825,406−5.0%
19904,332−19.9%
19994,383+1.2%
20084,600+5.0%
20134,447−3.3%

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