Bengy-sur-Craon

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Bengy-sur-Craon
Railway station
Railway station
Bengy-sur-Craon is located in France
Bengy-sur-Craon
Bengy-sur-Craon
Coordinates: 47°00′04″N 2°44′55″E / 47.0011°N 2.7486°E / 47.0011; 2.7486Coordinates: 47°00′04″N 2°44′55″E / 47.0011°N 2.7486°E / 47.0011; 2.7486
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Baugy
Intercommunality Pays de Nérondes
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Denis Durand
Area1 35.24 km2 (13.61 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 680
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18027 / 18520
Elevation 173–230 m (568–755 ft)
(avg. 186 m or 610 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.

Bengy-sur-Craon is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and three hamlets situated by the banks of the river Craon, some 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D976 with the D102 and D10e roads. The commune is served by a TER railway link to Bourges.

The river Airain forms part of the commune's southeastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 723 —    
1968 700 −3.2%
1975 602 −14.0%
1982 584 −3.0%
1990 576 −1.4%
1999 609 +5.7%
2008 668 +9.7%
2013 680 +1.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The oldest parts of the church of St.Pierre, the choir, dates from the twelfth century. The west door is 13th century. The two-storey bell tower, possibly inspired by an earlier form, is modern. It has been listed since 1913 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]
  • Roman remains, including a mosaic.
  • A barn at Champ des Vignes, built 1731, is typical of the region. It has been listed since 1989 as a monument historique.[2]
  • The medieval site at Bouchetin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Culture: Eglise Saint-Pierre (French)
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture: Grange (French)

External links[edit]