Le Châtelet

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For the mountain, see Le Châtelet (mountain).
Le Châtelet
Coat of arms of Le Châtelet
Coat of arms
Le Châtelet is located in France
Le Châtelet
Le Châtelet
Coordinates: 46°38′33″N 2°17′02″E / 46.6425°N 2.2839°E / 46.6425; 2.2839Coordinates: 46°38′33″N 2°17′02″E / 46.6425°N 2.2839°E / 46.6425; 2.2839
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Le Châtelet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Jamet
Area1 32.8 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,140
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18059 / 18170
Elevation 186–276 m (610–906 ft)
(avg. 195 m or 640 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising a small town and a few hamlets situated by the banks of the small river Portefeuille, some 29 miles (47 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D 951, D 3 and the D 65 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,219 —    
1968 1,226 +0.6%
1975 1,265 +3.2%
1982 1,151 −9.0%
1990 278 −75.8%
1999 1,104 +297.1%
2008 1,140 +3.3%

Sights[edit]

  • The abbey church of Notre-Dame, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The seventeenth century manorhouse de La Charnaye.
  • Trace remains of a 12th-century castle.
  • A pottery museum at the hamlet of Archers.

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