Dun-sur-Auron

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Dun-sur-Auron
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Coat of arms of Dun-sur-Auron
Coat of arms
Dun-sur-Auron is located in France
Dun-sur-Auron
Dun-sur-Auron
Coordinates: 46°53′08″N 2°34′21″E / 46.8856°N 2.5725°E / 46.8856; 2.5725Coordinates: 46°53′08″N 2°34′21″E / 46.8856°N 2.5725°E / 46.8856; 2.5725
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Dun-sur-Auron
Intercommunality Le Dunois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Cosyns
Area
 • Land1 50.09 km2 (19.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,942
 • Population2 density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18087 / 18130
Elevation 151–188 m (495–617 ft)
(avg. 174 m or 571 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.

Dun-sur-Auron is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising a small town and a couple of hamlets situated by the banks of both the Auron River and the canal de Berry some 26 miles (42 km) east of Bourges at the junction of the D10, D14, D28, D34 and the D943 roads. Another small river, the Airain flows northwest through the northern part of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,982 —    
1968 3,995 +0.3%
1975 4,154 +4.0%
1982 4,238 +2.0%
1990 4,261 +0.5%
1999 4,013 −5.8%
2006 3,942 −1.8%

History[edit]

Dun-sur-Auron dates back from Dunum, a Gaul fortified place. In the Middle Ages it depended from the Vicecount of Bourges. In 1101, the last Vicecount, Eudes de Dun, sold his estates to King Philip I of France and the city was renamed Dun-le-roi.

Sights[edit]

  • The sixteenth-century town walls
  • The twelfth-century church of St. Etienne.
  • Fifteenth-century houses.
  • A feudal motte castle.
  • The chateau of La Périsse.
  • The belltower.
  • A museum.

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