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The Sauldre canal in Blancafort
The Sauldre canal in Blancafort
Coat of arms of Blancafort
Coat of arms
Blancafort is located in France
Coordinates: 47°32′00″N 2°31′53″E / 47.5333°N 2.5314°E / 47.5333; 2.5314Coordinates: 47°32′00″N 2°31′53″E / 47.5333°N 2.5314°E / 47.5333; 2.5314
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Aubigny-sur-Nère
Intercommunality CC Sauldre et Sologne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) M. Margerin
Area1 64.35 km2 (24.85 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,131
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18030 /18410
Elevation 162–261 m (531–856 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 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.

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


A forestry and farming village situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 33 miles (53 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D8, D30 and the D39 roads. The commune has a border with the department of Loiret. A canal was built here in the nineteenth century to ease drainage and provide transport links. The canal de Sauldre was last used commercially in the 1920s.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,725 —    
1968 1,735 +0.6%
1975 1,669 −3.8%
1982 972 −41.8%
1990 1,007 +3.6%
1999 936 −7.1%
2008 1,131 +20.8%


Museum of witchcraft
  • The church of St.Andre, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The twelfth-century chapel.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Blancafort.
  • The twelfth-century chateau de l'Hospital-du-Fresne.
  • A museum of witchcraft.
  • A public washhouse.

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