Menetou-Couture

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Menetou-Couture
Menetou-Couture is located in France
Menetou-Couture
Menetou-Couture
Coordinates: 47°02′46″N 2°54′55″E / 47.0461°N 2.9153°E / 47.0461; 2.9153Coordinates: 47°02′46″N 2°54′55″E / 47.0461°N 2.9153°E / 47.0461; 2.9153
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Nérondes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Ratillon
Area1 28.93 km2 (11.17 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 342
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18143 / 18320
Elevation 176–212 m (577–696 ft)
(avg. 205 m or 673 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.

Menetou-Couture is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets, situated by the banks of the small river Liseron, some 22 miles (35 km) east of Bourges, at the junction of the D12 with the D189 and the D48 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 444 —    
1968 477 +7.4%
1975 394 −17.4%
1982 369 −6.3%
1990 356 −3.5%
1999 316 −11.2%
2008 342 +8.2%

Sights[edit]

Historic sites[edit]

  • The church of St. Caprais, dating from the twelfth century
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Menetou-Couture.
  • The ruins of the 12th-century abbey of Notre-Dame at Fontmorigny.

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