Graçay

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Graçay
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Graçay
Coat of arms
Graçay is located in France
Graçay
Graçay
Coordinates: 47°08′37″N 1°50′51″E / 47.1436°N 1.8475°E / 47.1436; 1.8475Coordinates: 47°08′37″N 1°50′51″E / 47.1436°N 1.8475°E / 47.1436; 1.8475
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Graçay
Intercommunality Vallées vertes du Cher Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Charles
Area
 • Land1 31.82 km2 (12.29 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,557
 • Population2 density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18103 / 18310
Elevation 97–164 m (318–538 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 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.

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

Geography[edit]

It is a farming area comprising the small town and several hamlets, on the right bank of the Fouzon river, situated some 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Vierzon at the junction of the D68, D19, D83 and D922 roads. Junction 9 of the A20 autoroute lies within the territory of the commune

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,889 —    
1968 2,043 +8.2%
1975 2,019 −1.2%
1982 1,844 −8.7%
1990 1,559 −15.5%
1999 1,562 +0.2%
2008 1,557 −0.3%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A dolmen known as the “Pierre Levée" or "Grosse Pierre" .
  • Remains of medieval ramparts.
  • The sixteenth-century chateau of Coulon.

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