Venesmes

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Venesmes
Coat of arms of Venesmes
Coat of arms
Venesmes is located in France
Venesmes
Venesmes
Coordinates: 46°50′24″N 2°18′51″E / 46.84°N 2.3142°E / 46.84; 2.3142Coordinates: 46°50′24″N 2°18′51″E / 46.84°N 2.3142°E / 46.84; 2.3142
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Châteauneuf-sur-Cher
Intercommunality Rives du Cher
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Bedouillat
Area1 31.76 km2 (12.26 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 882
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18273 / 18190
Elevation 131–188 m (430–617 ft)
(avg. 148 m or 486 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the river Cher, about 17 miles (27 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D14, D73 and the D940 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 614 —    
1968 618 +0.7%
1975 689 +11.5%
1982 669 −2.9%
1990 714 +6.7%
1999 739 +3.5%
2008 882 +19.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The ruins of the fifteenth-century castle of Aigues-Mortes.

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