Menetou-Râtel

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Menetou-Râtel
Menetou-Râtel is located in France
Menetou-Râtel
Menetou-Râtel
Coordinates: 47°21′07″N 2°45′24″E / 47.3519°N 2.7567°E / 47.3519; 2.7567Coordinates: 47°21′07″N 2°45′24″E / 47.3519°N 2.7567°E / 47.3519; 2.7567
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Desreaux
Area
 • Land1 28.01 km2 (10.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 488
 • Population2 density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18144 / 18300
Elevation 242–377 m (794–1,237 ft)
(avg. 311 m or 1,020 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-Râtel is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A winegrowing and farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D85, D86 and the D923 roads. The commune is one of only a few that can grow grapes for Sancerre AOC wine.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 547 —    
1968 594 +8.6%
1975 526 −11.4%
1982 506 −3.8%
1990 483 −4.5%
1999 480 −0.6%
2008 488 +1.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fourteenth-century priory of Notre-Dame.
  • The chaeau of Couet built in 1875.
  • A watermill.

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