Plaimpied-Givaudins

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Plaimpied-Givaudins
Coat of arms of Plaimpied-Givaudins
Coat of arms
Plaimpied-Givaudins is located in France
Plaimpied-Givaudins
Plaimpied-Givaudins
Coordinates: 46°59′57″N 2°27′18″E / 46.9992°N 2.455°E / 46.9992; 2.455Coordinates: 46°59′57″N 2°27′18″E / 46.9992°N 2.455°E / 46.9992; 2.455
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Levet
Intercommunality Bourges Plus
Government
 • Mayor (2010–2014) Patrick Barnier
Area
 • Land1 40.51 km2 (15.64 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,684
 • Population2 density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18180 / 18340
Elevation 128–177 m (420–581 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.

Plaimpied-Givaudins is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the two villages and several hamlets situated along the banks of the Auron River and the canal de Berry, immediately to the south of Bourges at the junction of the D106 with the N142 and with the D31 and the D46 roads.

The river has been dammed and has created an 82 hectares (200 acres) lake in the north of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 673 —    
1968 693 +3.0%
1975 853 +23.1%
1982 1,100 +29.0%
1990 1,388 +26.2%
1999 1,643 +18.4%
2008 1,684 +2.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The abbey church of St. Martin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The chateau du Porche.
  • The fourteenth-century gatehouse of the old abbey.
  • Remains of a Roman aqueduct at Saint-Ladre.

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