Argent-sur-Sauldre

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Argent-sur-Sauldre
Argent-sur-Sauldre (place derrière église) 1.jpg
Coat of arms of Argent-sur-Sauldre
Coat of arms
Argent-sur-Sauldre is located in France
Argent-sur-Sauldre
Argent-sur-Sauldre
Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 2°26′37″E / 47.5575°N 2.4436°E / 47.5575; 2.4436Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 2°26′37″E / 47.5575°N 2.4436°E / 47.5575; 2.4436
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Argent-sur-Sauldre
Intercommunality Sauldre et Sologne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Mardesson
Area
 • Land1 67.35 km2 (26.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,224
 • Population2 density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18011 / 18410
Elevation 144–210 m (472–689 ft)
(avg. 176 m or 577 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.

Argent-sur-Sauldre is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, streams, forestry and farming comprising the village and a couple of hamlets, situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 35 miles (56 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D8, D940, D948 and the D24 roads. The commune is on the border with the département of Loiret.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 2,464 —    
1968 2,614 +6.1%
1975 2,737 +4.7%
1982 2,687 −1.8%
1990 2,525 −6.0%
1999 2,502 −0.9%
2008 2,224 −11.1%

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.André, dating from the 13th century.
  • The 15th-century château of Saint-Maur, rebuilt between 1776-1778 by architect Victor Louis.[1]
  • A watermill.
  • A museum at the chateau.

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