La Guerche-sur-l'Aubois

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La Guerche-sur-l’Aubois
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of La Guerche-sur-l’Aubois
Coat of arms
La Guerche-sur-l’Aubois is located in France
La Guerche-sur-l’Aubois
La Guerche-sur-l’Aubois
Coordinates: 46°57′07″N 2°56′54″E / 46.9519°N 2.9483°E / 46.9519; 2.9483Coordinates: 46°57′07″N 2°56′54″E / 46.9519°N 2.9483°E / 46.9519; 2.9483
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton La Guerche-sur-l'Aubois
Intercommunality Portes du Berry
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Ducastel
Area1 52.7 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,403
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18108 / 18150
Elevation 175–222 m (574–728 ft)
(avg. 181 m or 594 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.

La Guerche-sur-l’Aubois is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of farming and forestry comprising a small town and several hamlets situated by the banks of the river Aubois and the canal de Berry, some 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D920 and the D975 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,453 —    
1968 3,717 +7.6%
1975 3,682 −0.9%
1982 3,326 −9.7%
1990 3,219 −3.2%
1999 3,397 +5.5%
2008 3,403 +0.2%

Sights[edit]

  • Vestiges of Gallo-Roman occupation.
  • The chateau Renaud, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • Two watermills, at Faguin and l'Oie.
  • The church of St. Etienne, dating from the twelfth century.
  • An old ironworks.
  • The fifteenth-century manorhouse at Chezelles.

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