Lapan

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This article is about a commune in France. For the Indonesian Space Agency, see LAPAN.
Lapan
Lapan is located in France
Lapan
Lapan
Coordinates: 46°55′27″N 2°18′02″E / 46.9242°N 2.3006°E / 46.9242; 2.3006Coordinates: 46°55′27″N 2°18′02″E / 46.9242°N 2.3006°E / 46.9242; 2.3006
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Levet
Intercommunality Rives du Cher
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Adam
Area1 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 152
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18122 / 18340
Elevation 126–174 m (413–571 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small farming village situated in the Cher river valley, some 12 miles (19 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D35 and the D177 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 140 —    
1968 146 +4.3%
1975 129 −11.6%
1982 131 +1.6%
1990 137 +4.6%
1999 142 +3.6%
2008 152 +7.0%

Sights[edit]

  • The eighteenth-century chateau of Houet.
  • The watermill.
  • The church of St. Caprais, dating from the twelfth century.

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