Bessais-le-Fromental

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Bessais-le-Fromental
Dam at Goule Pond
Dam at Goule Pond
Coat of arms of Bessais-le-Fromental
Coat of arms
Bessais-le-Fromental is located in France
Bessais-le-Fromental
Bessais-le-Fromental
Coordinates: 46°44′48″N 2°45′45″E / 46.7467°N 2.7625°E / 46.7467; 2.7625Coordinates: 46°44′48″N 2°45′45″E / 46.7467°N 2.7625°E / 46.7467; 2.7625
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Charenton-du-Cher
Intercommunality Berry charentonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Audonnet
Area
 • Land1 25.75 km2 (9.94 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 313
 • Population2 density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18029 / 18210
Elevation 182–241 m (597–791 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Bessais-le-Fromental is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising a village and several hamlets situated by the banks of the river Auron, some 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D175, D110 and the D951 roads. The commune shares its southern border with the department of Allier.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 535 —    
1968 535 +0.0%
1975 430 −19.6%
1982 405 −5.8%
1990 361 −10.9%
1999 325 −10.0%
2008 313 −3.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • A watermill.
  • Traces of the ancient château de Lalan.
  • Ruins of the medieval town of Venou.

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