Morcenx

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Morcenx
Morcenx bourg eglise 2.JPG
Coat of arms of Morcenx
Coat of arms
Morcenx is located in France
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
Country France
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Department Landes
Arrondissement Mont-de-Marsan
Canton Morcenx
Intercommunality Pays Morcenais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Claude Deyres
Area1 62.08 km2 (23.97 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,447
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 40197 / 40110
Elevation 50–104 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 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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 645 —    
1806 678 +5.1%
1821 714 +5.3%
1831 811 +13.6%
1841 795 −2.0%
1851 919 +15.6%
1861 1,321 +43.7%
1872 1,718 +30.1%
1881 2,049 +19.3%
1891 2,193 +7.0%
1901 2,230 +1.7%
1911 2,663 +19.4%
1921 2,768 +3.9%
1931 3,208 +15.9%
1946 3,033 −5.5%
1954 3,013 −0.7%
1962 4,166 +38.3%
1968 5,305 +27.3%
1975 5,690 +7.3%
1982 5,406 −5.0%
1990 4,332 −19.9%
1999 4,383 +1.2%
2008 4,600 +5.0%
2013 4,447 −3.3%

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