Charenton-du-Cher

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Charenton-du-Cher
Eglise de Charenton du Cher.JPG
Coat of arms of Charenton-du-Cher
Coat of arms
Charenton-du-Cher is located in France
Charenton-du-Cher
Charenton-du-Cher
Coordinates: 46°43′50″N 2°38′35″E / 46.7306°N 2.6431°E / 46.7306; 2.6431Coordinates: 46°43′50″N 2°38′35″E / 46.7306°N 2.6431°E / 46.7306; 2.6431
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Charenton-du-Cher
Intercommunality Berry charentonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Aupy
Area
 • Land1 4,789 km2 (1,849 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,119
 • Population2 density 0.23/km2 (0.61/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18052 / 18210
Elevation 167–253 m (548–830 ft)
(avg. 178 m or 584 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.

Charenton-du-Cher is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of farming, forestry and a little light industry comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of both the canal de Berry and the river Marmande, some 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D951 with the D1 and D953 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,362 —    
1968 1,372 +0.7%
1975 1,371 −0.1%
1982 1,292 −5.8%
1990 1,154 −10.7%
1999 1,096 −5.0%
2008 1,119 +2.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The motte of a tenth-century castle (30m diameter, 10m high).
  • A fifteenth-century house on the rue Blanche.
  • An old forge and its associated buildings, La "Grosse Forge"
  • Remains of the convent abbey of Notre-Dame de Bellevaux, founded in 620.
  • The remains of the 15th century chapel of St. Julien.
  • A public washhouse.

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