Loye-sur-Arnon

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Loye-sur-Arnon
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Loye-sur-Arnon is located in France
Loye-sur-Arnon
Loye-sur-Arnon
Coordinates: 46°39′13″N 2°23′14″E / 46.6536°N 2.3872°E / 46.6536; 2.3872Coordinates: 46°39′13″N 2°23′14″E / 46.6536°N 2.3872°E / 46.6536; 2.3872
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Saulzais-le-Potier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Joliet
Area
 • Land1 34.15 km2 (13.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 309
 • Population2 density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18130 / 18170
Elevation 189–248 m (620–814 ft)
(avg. 224 m or 735 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.

Loye-sur-Arnon 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 several hamlets situated by the banks of the river Arnon, some 32 miles (51 km) south of Bourges, on both the D997 and the D951 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 471 —    
1968 488 +3.6%
1975 390 −20.1%
1982 329 −15.6%
1990 303 −7.9%
1999 308 +1.7%
2008 309 +0.3%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The ruins of a feudal castle at Buchet.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau at Drulon.
  • The seventeenth-century manorhouse des Girouettes.
  • Three watermills, at Drulon, Graveaux and Méséreau.

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