Foëcy

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Foëcy
Railway station
Railway station
Foëcy is located in France
Foëcy
Foëcy
Coordinates: 47°10′41″N 2°09′45″E / 47.1781°N 2.1625°E / 47.1781; 2.1625Coordinates: 47°10′41″N 2°09′45″E / 47.1781°N 2.1625°E / 47.1781; 2.1625
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Mehun-sur-Yèvre
Intercommunality Terres d'Yèvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Tournant
Area1 16.21 km2 (6.26 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,071
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18096 / 18500
Elevation 97–127 m (318–417 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, streams and farming comprising the village and two hamlets, situated in the valleys of both the river Yèvre and the Cher, some 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Vierzon at the junction of the D60 and the D30 roads. The disused Canal de Berry, the A71 and the TER railway all pass through the territory of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,632 —    
1968 1,701 +4.2%
1975 2,010 +18.2%
1982 2,185 +8.7%
1990 2,083 −4.7%
1999 2,003 −3.8%
2008 2,071 +3.4%

Sights[edit]

The tomb of ceramicist Louis Lourioux
  • A war memorial.
  • The tomb of Louis Lourioux (French link)
  • The church of St.Denis, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The eighteenth-century chateau, with parts from a feudal castle.
  • A museum of porcelain.

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