Blancafort

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Blancafort
Le canal de la Sauldre à Blancafort (vue du Remblai).JPG
Coat of arms of Blancafort
Coat of arms
Blancafort is located in France
Blancafort
Blancafort
Coordinates: 47°32′00″N 2°31′53″E / 47.5333°N 2.5314°E / 47.5333; 2.5314Coordinates: 47°32′00″N 2°31′53″E / 47.5333°N 2.5314°E / 47.5333; 2.5314
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Argent-sur-Sauldre
Intercommunality Sauldre et Sologne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) M. Margerin
Area
 • Land1 64.35 km2 (24.85 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,131
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18030 / 18410
Elevation 162–261 m (531–856 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 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.

Blancafort is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A forestry and farming village situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 33 miles (53 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D8, D30 and the D39 roads. The commune has a border with the department of Loiret. A canal was built here in the nineteenth century to ease drainage and provide transport links. The canal de Sauldre was last used commercially in the 1920s.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,725 —    
1968 1,735 +0.6%
1975 1,669 −3.8%
1982 972 −41.8%
1990 1,007 +3.6%
1999 936 −7.1%
2008 1,131 +20.8%

Sights[edit]

Museum of witchcraft
  • The church of St.Andre, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The twelfth-century chapel.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Blancafort.
  • The twelfth-century chateau de l'Hospital-du-Fresne.
  • A museum of witchcraft.
  • A public washhouse.

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