Sancoins

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Sancoins
Donjon of Louy castle
Donjon of Louy castle
Coat of arms of Sancoins
Coat of arms
Sancoins is located in France
Sancoins
Sancoins
Coordinates: 46°49′58″N 2°55′11″E / 46.8328°N 2.9197°E / 46.8328; 2.9197Coordinates: 46°49′58″N 2°55′11″E / 46.8328°N 2.9197°E / 46.8328; 2.9197
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Sancoins
Intercommunality Trois Provinces
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Jourdain
Area
 • Land1 53.52 km2 (20.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,250
 • Population2 density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18242 / 18600
Elevation 192–233 m (630–764 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.

Sancoins is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of farming and associated light industry comprising a small town and several hamlets situated by the banks of both the river Aubois and the canal de Berry, about 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D2076 with the D951 and D920 roads. The commune shares its southern border with that of the department of Allier.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1990 3,634 —    
1999 3,562 −2.0%
2008 3,250 −8.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt in the nineteenth century.
  • The fourteenth-century castle of Jouy, built by Pierre de Giac, chancellor of the Duke of Berry.
  • Several 15th and sixteenth-century buildings in the main town.
  • Javoulet lake.
  • The sixteenth-century ‘Joan of Arc’ tower.

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