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.
Location of Villers-le-Sec
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Dominique Karp|
|7 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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 had more than 500 inhabitants in the middle of the 19th century, 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.
Villers-le-Sec may refer to the following communes in France:
Villers-le-Sec, Aisne, in the Aisne département
Villers-le-Sec, Marne, in the Marne département
Villers-le-Sec, Meuse, in the Meuse département
Villers-le-Sec, Haute-Saône, in the Haute-Saône département