Thauvenay

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Thauvenay
Thauvenay is located in France
Thauvenay
Thauvenay
Coordinates: 47°18′20″N 2°52′08″E / 47.3056°N 2.8689°E / 47.3056; 2.8689Coordinates: 47°18′20″N 2°52′08″E / 47.3056°N 2.8689°E / 47.3056; 2.8689
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Benoît de Choulot
Area
 • Land1 9.86 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 347
 • Population2 density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18262 / 18300
Elevation 142–295 m (466–968 ft)
(avg. 158 m or 518 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A winegrowing and farming village situated on the banks of both the river Vauvise and the Loire lateral canal, about 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Bourges at the junction of the D920 with the D206, D202 and the D159 roads. The commune is one of 14 permitted to grow grapes for Sancerre AOC wine. The Vauvise flows northwest through the middle of the commune; the Loire forms part of its northeastern boundary.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 250 —    
1968 255 +2.0%
1975 293 +14.9%
1982 274 −6.5%
1990 295 +7.7%
1999 302 +2.4%
2008 347 +14.9%

Sights[edit]

  • A church dating from the twentieth century.
  • A twelfth-century chapel.
  • An eighteenth-century chateau.
  • A restored public washhouse.

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