|region||Pays de la Loire|
|Community association||Haute Sarthe Alpes Mancelles|
|surface||14.64 km 2|
|Residents||302 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||21 inhabitants / km 2|
At the beginning of the recording of the population in 1793, Montreuil had 928 inhabitants, this number rose to 1,228 inhabitants by 1831 and then fell relatively steadily. In 1999 Montreuil had the lowest population with 287 inhabitants, since then the number has increased again and in 2011 it reached 316 again.
The under 15-year-olds make up the second largest group in Montreuil after the 30 to 44-year-olds, but almost 30% of the population is over 60. Montreuil, like many municipalities in this region, is struggling with an aging population and rural exodus. The proportion of 15 to 30 year olds has decreased by three percent since 2006, but the proportion of under 15 year olds has increased by two percent.
The General Councilor for the canton of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe , in which Montreuil is also located, is the Mayoress of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe Fabienne Labrette-Ménager ( UMP ). In the National Assembly , Montreuil is represented by the MP from the first constituency of the Département Sarthe Françoise Dubois ( PS ).
The political situation in Montreuil is very conservative, since 2002 the presidential candidates of the UMP and the RPR , with a turnout of well over 80%, have always achieved a clear majority. In the parliamentary elections, the turnout since 2002 has been between 60 and 67% and here too the UMP candidates always achieved a majority.
The European elections are characterized by a poor turnout, since 2004 a turnout of over 50% has never been achieved. In 2002 the PS received the most votes, in 2009 the UMP and in 2014 the FN . In the referendums on the Maastricht Treaty and the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe , voter turnouts of over 70% were achieved, showing that the people of Montreuil are critical of the European Union because both treaties were rejected.
City council and mayor
The last local elections ( élections municipales ) in Montreuil-le-Chétif took place on March 23, 2014. There were fourteen candidates for the first ballot. The municipal council ( conseil municipal ) was directly elected. All eleven seats could be filled in the first ballot, as eleven candidates received an absolute majority of the votes, so no second ballot was necessary.
The local council from among its members Marie-France Guyon for mayor ( Maire ) and Patrice Julienne and Laurent Lechat to Assistant Secretary ( Adjoints selected).
Culture and sights
- Saint Sulpice church from the 11th century,
- Château les Touchettes from the 14th century and
- Bernay mansion ( Manoir de Bernay ) from the 14th and 15th centuries ( Monument historique since 2008 ).
Economy and Infrastructure
The economy in Montreuil is characterized by agriculture. There are no larger companies or even industry. In the small town center there is a tobacco shop, a bakery, a car repair shop and a carpentry shop, and there is also an agricultural contractor in Montreuil. Larger shops, supermarkets, butchers etc. can be found in the nearby towns of Sillé-le-Guillaume and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe .
- Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Sarthe. Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-84234-106-6 , pp. 621-622.
- 2007 population on the website of the French Statistical Office.Retrieved on August 18, 2014
- Population structure of Montreuil 2011 on the website of the French statistical office. Retrieved August 25, 2014
- List of candidates for the first ballot in Montreuil-le-Chétif. Retrieved August 20, 2014
- Official final result of the local elections in Montreuil-le-Chétif. Retrieved August 20, 2014
- Listing of the new parish council on the website of the newspaper Le Maine libre . Retrieved August 20, 2014