Lignières, Cher

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Lignières
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Lignières
Coat of arms
Lignières is located in France
Lignières
Lignières
Coordinates: 46°45′07″N 2°10′34″E / 46.7519°N 2.1761°E / 46.7519; 2.1761Coordinates: 46°45′07″N 2°10′34″E / 46.7519°N 2.1761°E / 46.7519; 2.1761
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Lignières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Elizabeth Barbier
Area
 • Land1 21.88 km2 (8.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,518
 • Population2 density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18127 / 18160
Elevation 153–202 m (502–663 ft)
(avg. 178 m or 584 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising a village and two hamlets situated by the banks of the river Arnon, some 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Bourges, at the junction of the D925, D940 and the D65 roads. The commune borders the department of Indre.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,814 —    
1968 1,831 +0.9%
1975 1,887 +3.1%
1982 1,829 −3.1%
1990 1,650 −9.8%
1999 1,588 −3.8%
2008 1,518 −4.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The chateau, originally a feudal castle, rebuilt in the seventeenth century.
  • The chateau du Plessis.
  • A manorhouse.
  • A watermill.
  • The sixteenth-century market hall.

Personalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Lignières is twinned with: United Kingdom Dunbar, in Scotland, UK.

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