Méry-sur-Cher

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Méry-sur-Cher
Coat of arms of Méry-sur-Cher
Coat of arms
Méry-sur-Cher is located in France
Méry-sur-Cher
Méry-sur-Cher
Coordinates: 47°14′49″N 1°59′21″E / 47.2469°N 1.9892°E / 47.2469; 1.9892Coordinates: 47°14′49″N 1°59′21″E / 47.2469°N 1.9892°E / 47.2469; 1.9892
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Vierzon-2
Intercommunality Vierzon Pays des cinq Rivières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Sylvain Nivard
Area1 20.91 km2 (8.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 686
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18150 / 18100
Elevation 93–158 m (305–518 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Méry-sur-Cher is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A village of farming and forestry situated by the banks of the Cher River some 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Vierzon, at the junction of the N76 and the D211 roads. The now disused Canal de Berry passes through the south of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 490 —    
1968 515 +5.1%
1975 534 +3.7%
1982 555 +3.9%
1990 601 +8.3%
1999 625 +4.0%
2008 686 +9.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The sixteenth-century chateau of Mery.
  • The seventeenth-century chateau La Foret.
  • The nineteenth-century chateau Gaillard.

Personalities[edit]

Cyprian Godebski (1835–1909), sculptor and painter was born here.

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