Saint-Maur, Cher

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Saint-Maur
Eglise Saint-Maur (Cher).jpg
Saint-Maur is located in France
Saint-Maur
Saint-Maur
Coordinates: 46°34′51″N 2°17′58″E / 46.5808°N 2.2994°E / 46.5808; 2.2994Coordinates: 46°34′51″N 2°17′58″E / 46.5808°N 2.2994°E / 46.5808; 2.2994
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Châteaumeillant
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Couzadet
Area
 • Land1 25.62 km2 (9.89 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 274
 • Population2 density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18225 / 18270
Elevation 224–321 m (735–1,053 ft)
(avg. 273 m or 896 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-Maur is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and four hamlets situated by the banks of the small river Portefeuille, about 38 miles (61 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D62 with the D65 and the D127 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 384 —    
1968 445 +15.9%
1975 396 −11.0%
1982 329 −16.9%
1990 287 −12.8%
1999 295 +2.8%
2008 274 −7.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Maur, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • Two fifteenth-century castles, Mazères and Grande Besse.
  • A dolmen, known as the "Pierre des Fées" (fairy stone).

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