Herry

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Herry
The town hall in Herry
The town hall in Herry
Coat of arms of Herry
Coat of arms
Herry is located in France
Herry
Herry
Coordinates: 47°13′03″N 2°57′16″E / 47.2175°N 2.9544°E / 47.2175; 2.9544Coordinates: 47°13′03″N 2°57′16″E / 47.2175°N 2.9544°E / 47.2175; 2.9544
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique de Montalivet
Area1 49.87 km2 (19.25 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,075
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18110 / 18140
Elevation 147–188 m (482–617 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming, comprising the village and a dozen hamlets situated by the banks of the canal lateral a la Loire, some 27 miles (43 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D7, D920 and the D52 roads. The river Vauvise forms most of the commune's western border and the Loire most of its eastern border. A nature reserve, the Val de Loire National Nature Reserve was created here in 1995, along 12 miles (19 km) of the Loire valley.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 936 —    
1968 1,097 +17.2%
1975 964 −12.1%
1982 1,024 +6.2%
1990 991 −3.2%
1999 1,016 +2.5%
2008 1,075 +5.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Loup, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The fifteenth-century château.
  • An ancient abbey at Chalivoy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Val de Loire" (HTML). Les réserves naturelles de France - les réserves. Réserves naturelles de France. Retrieved 2010-09-09. [dead link]

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