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The nuclear plant at Belleville
The nuclear plant at Belleville
Coat of arms of Belleville-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Belleville-sur-Loire is located in France
Coordinates: 47°30′22″N 2°51′05″E / 47.5061°N 2.8514°E / 47.5061; 2.8514Coordinates: 47°30′22″N 2°51′05″E / 47.5061°N 2.8514°E / 47.5061; 2.8514
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Fregeai
Area1 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,034
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18026 /18240

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.

Belleville-sur-Loire is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.


A farming village with a nuclear power station situated by the banks of the river Loire, some 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Bourges at the junction of the D82, D951 and the D751 roads. The canal lateral a la Loire flows through the centre of the commune.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 340 —    
1968 352 +3.5%
1975 288 −18.2%
1982 448 +55.6%
1990 1,009 +125.2%
1999 1,088 +7.8%
2008 1,034 −5.0%


Nuclear power station
  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Two chateaux, dating from the 15th and seventeenth century.
  • Vestiges of Roman occupation.
  • The nuclear power plant.

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