Villers-le-Sec, Meuse

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Villers-le-Sec
Location of Villers-le-Sec
Villers-le-Sec is located in France
Villers-le-Sec
Villers-le-Sec
Villers-le-Sec is located in Grand Est
Villers-le-Sec
Villers-le-Sec
Coordinates: 48°37′14″N 5°17′47″E / 48.6205°N 5.2965°E / 48.6205; 5.2965Coordinates: 48°37′14″N 5°17′47″E / 48.6205°N 5.2965°E / 48.6205; 5.2965
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementBar-le-Duc
CantonLigny-en-Barrois
IntercommunalityHaute Saulx
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Dominique Karp
Area
1
7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
128
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55562 /55500
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Villers-le-Sec is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. Its epithet "Sec" (dry) comes from the fact that no rivers pass through Villers-le-Sec, which is located on the plateau between the rivers Ornain and Saulx. However, the village is not completely deprived of water since it is located above a water table and there are many ponds.

History[edit]

Villers-le-Sec had more than 500 inhabitants in the middle of the 19th century,[2] when an iron mine was operated near the village. Forestry remains a significant resource today. The only industry which remains today is a distillery, which produces mirabelle brandy during the low season.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Cassini data