Beffes

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Beffes
The town hall in Beffes
The town hall in Beffes
Beffes is located in France
Beffes
Beffes
Coordinates: 47°05′37″N 3°00′30″E / 47.0936°N 3.0083°E / 47.0936; 3.0083Coordinates: 47°05′37″N 3°00′30″E / 47.0936°N 3.0083°E / 47.0936; 3.0083
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Naccache
Area1 11.83 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 698
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18025 / 18320
Elevation 153–196 m (502–643 ft)
(avg. 166 m or 545 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming and forestry village with a little light industry situated by the banks of the river Loire, some 27 miles (43 km) east of Bourges at the junction of the D45 and the D51 roads. The canal lateral a la Loire flows through the centre of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 606 —    
1968 637 +5.1%
1975 689 +8.2%
1982 662 −3.9%
1990 644 −2.7%
1999 672 +4.3%
2008 698 +3.9%

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Catherine, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The chateau, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • Vestiges of Roman occupation.
  • A feudal motte at LeFort.
  • A restored washhouse.

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