Monsec (Limousin: Montsec) is a former commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Mareuil en Périgord.[2]

Monsec
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Location of Monsec
Monsec is located in France
Monsec
Monsec
Monsec is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Monsec
Monsec
Coordinates: 45°25′18″N 0°32′02″E / 45.4217°N 0.5339°E / 45.4217; 0.5339Coordinates: 45°25′18″N 0°32′02″E / 45.4217°N 0.5339°E / 45.4217; 0.5339
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementNontron
CantonBrantôme
CommuneMareuil en Périgord
Area
1
12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
195
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
24340
Elevation131–237 m (430–778 ft)
(avg. 148 m or 486 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Monsec is in the Northwest of the Dordogne Department. The town is situated along the river Belle, a tributary of the Lizonne. The town of Monsec is situated on the border of the departmental road 939 which connects Périgueux and Angoulême.

In 2016, the year preceding the creation of the commune of Mareuil en Périgord, Monsec was neighbored by five communes: Champeaux-et-la-Chapelle-Pommier, Saint-Crépin-de-Richemont, Saint-Félix-de-Bourdeilles, Léguillac-de-Cercles, and Vieux-Mareuil.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962218—    
1968203−6.9%
1975181−10.8%
1982168−7.2%
1990167−0.6%
1999153−8.4%
2008181+18.3%

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