Saint-Germain-du-Puy

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Saint-Germain-du-Puy
Saint-Germain-du-Puy is located in France
Saint-Germain-du-Puy
Saint-Germain-du-Puy
Coordinates: 47°06′00″N 2°28′55″E / 47.1°N 2.4819°E / 47.1; 2.4819Coordinates: 47°06′00″N 2°28′55″E / 47.1°N 2.4819°E / 47.1; 2.4819
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Les Aix-d'Angillon
Intercommunality Bourges Plus
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maxime Camuzat
Area
 • Land1 21.63 km2 (8.35 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,806
 • Population2 density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18213 / 18390
Elevation 126–174 m (413–571 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.

Saint-Germain-du-Puy is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of both farming and light industry comprising a small suburban town and several hamlets situated on the banks of the rivers Colin and Yèvre, immediately east of Bourges at the junction of the N151 with the N142, D955 and D151 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,047 —    
1968 1,814 +73.3%
1975 4,262 +135.0%
1982 4,997 +17.2%
1990 5,085 +1.8%
1999 5,007 −1.5%
2008 4,806 −4.0%

The median age of the population in Saint-Germain-du-Puy is roughly 75.

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Germain, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The château de Villemenard, built in the sixteenth century, now a farm.
  • The two 16th-century watermills.
  • The remains of a Roman aqueduct.

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