Bulcy

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Bulcy
Bulcy is located in France
Bulcy
Bulcy
Coordinates: 47°14′40″N 3°01′46″E / 47.2444°N 3.0294°E / 47.2444; 3.0294Coordinates: 47°14′40″N 3°01′46″E / 47.2444°N 3.0294°E / 47.2444; 3.0294
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Canton Pouilly-sur-Loire
Intercommunality Loire et Vignoble
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Homage
Area1 8.43 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 149
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 58042 / 58400
Elevation 155–188 m (509–617 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.

Bulcy is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.

History[edit]

In 1918, during World War I, a field between the towns of Mesves-sur-Loire and Bulcy was the site of a huge American Army hospital.[1] In November, 1918, there were 20,186 patients and a total of 38,765 wounded and convalescing soldiers spent time at this temporary hospital. As many as 140,000 Americans were stationed in the area in 1918 so the it had a major American presence.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 232 —    
1968 237 +2.2%
1975 221 −6.8%
1982 192 −13.1%
1990 168 −12.5%
1999 138 −17.9%
2006 155 +12.3%
2009 149 −3.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Camp hôpital américain de Mesves-Bulcy by Francois Turcol (in French), Les Annales des Pays Nivernais (ISSN 0153-7121), ZI des Chamonds, PB 40017, 58641 Varenne-Vauzelles Cedex, 2008.
  2. ^ See the write-up on Mesves-sur-Loire, France.