Bengy-sur-Craon

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Bengy-sur-Craon
Train station
Train station
Bengy-sur-Craon is located in France
Bengy-sur-Craon
Bengy-sur-Craon
Coordinates: 47°00′04″N 2°44′55″E / 47.0011°N 2.7486°E / 47.0011; 2.7486Coordinates: 47°00′04″N 2°44′55″E / 47.0011°N 2.7486°E / 47.0011; 2.7486
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Baugy
Intercommunality Pays de Nérondes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Durand
Area
 • Land1 35.24 km2 (13.61 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 668
 • Population2 density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18027 / 18520
Elevation 173–230 m (568–755 ft)
(avg. 186 m or 610 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.

Bengy-sur-Craon is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and three hamlets situated by the banks of the river Craon, some 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D976 with the D102 and D10e roads. The commune is served by a TER railway link to Bourges.

The river Airain forms part of the commune's southeastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 723 —    
1968 700 −3.2%
1975 602 −14.0%
1982 584 −3.0%
1990 576 −1.4%
1999 609 +5.7%
2008 668 +9.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Roman remains, including a mosaic.
  • The medieval site at Bouchetin.
  • An ancient barn at Champ des Vignes.

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