Sury-en-Vaux

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Sury-en-Vaux
Sury-en-Vaux is located in France
Sury-en-Vaux
Sury-en-Vaux
Coordinates: 47°22′07″N 2°48′19″E / 47.3686°N 2.8053°E / 47.3686; 2.8053Coordinates: 47°22′07″N 2°48′19″E / 47.3686°N 2.8053°E / 47.3686; 2.8053
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Joseph Raimbault
Area1 15.82 km2 (6.11 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 728
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18258 / 18300
Elevation 183–326 m (600–1,070 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Sury-en-Vaux is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of vineyards and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the river Belaine, about 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D86 with the D57 and D54 roads. It is one of the communes permitted to grow grapes for Sancerre AOC wine.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 673 —    
1968 714 +6.1%
1975 665 −6.9%
1982 673 +1.2%
1990 686 +1.9%
1999 721 +5.1%
2008 728 +1.0%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Etienne, dating from the nineteenth century.

Personalities[edit]

The English poet, author and biographer Richard Aldington lived in Sury-en-Vaux from 1958 until his death in 1962. He is buried in the local cemetery.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gates, N.T. (Ed).1992. Richard Aldington: an autobiography in letters. The University of Pennsylvania Press.

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