Chezal-Benoît

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Chezal-Benoît
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Chezal-Benoît is located in France
Chezal-Benoît
Chezal-Benoît
Coordinates: 46°49′40″N 2°06′54″E / 46.8278°N 2.115°E / 46.8278; 2.115Coordinates: 46°49′40″N 2°06′54″E / 46.8278°N 2.115°E / 46.8278; 2.115
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Lignières
Intercommunality Pays d’Issoudun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Chagnon
Area
 • Land1 46.46 km2 (17.94 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 866
 • Population2 density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18065 / 18160
Elevation 137–187 m (449–614 ft)
(avg. 173 m or 568 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.

Chezal-Benoît is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes and streams, farming and forestry comprising a village and a couple of hamlets situated in the valley of the small river Mouzet, some 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Bourges at the junction of the D18 with the D65 and the D115 roads. The commune shares its western border with the department of Indre.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,436 —    
1968 1,526 +6.3%
1975 1,447 −5.2%
1982 1,315 −9.1%
1990 1,212 −7.8%
1999 977 −19.4%
2008 866 −11.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The abbey church of St.Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A windmill.
  • Other buildings from the Benedictine abbey.

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