Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre

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Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre
Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre is located in France
Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre
Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre
Coordinates: 47°19′07″N 2°51′24″E / 47.3186°N 2.8567°E / 47.3186; 2.8567Coordinates: 47°19′07″N 2°51′24″E / 47.3186°N 2.8567°E / 47.3186; 2.8567
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roger Laurent
Area1 5.67 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 378
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18146 / 18300
Elevation 142–252 m (466–827 ft)
(avg. 185 m or 607 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.

Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A winegrowing and farming village situated by the banks of the rivers Vauvise and Loire and the Loire lateral canal, some 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D9 with the D920 and the D307 roads. The Sauvignon blanc grapes grown here are used for Sancerre AOC wines.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 374 —    
1968 390 +4.3%
1975 436 +11.8%
1982 389 −10.8%
1990 353 −9.3%
1999 354 +0.3%
2008 378 +6.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Hilaire, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The restored watermill.
  • The twelfth-century chateau des Aubelles and its chapel.
  • The small port on the canal.
  • The nineteenth-century railway viaduct.

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