Bonny-sur-Loire

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Bonny-sur-Loire
Commune
The suspension bridge
The suspension bridge
Coat of arms of Bonny-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Bonny-sur-Loire is located in France
Bonny-sur-Loire
Bonny-sur-Loire
Coordinates: 47°33′41″N 2°50′27″E / 47.5614°N 2.8408°E / 47.5614; 2.8408Coordinates: 47°33′41″N 2°50′27″E / 47.5614°N 2.8408°E / 47.5614; 2.8408
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Briare
Intercommunality Canton de Briare
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Lechauve
Area1 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,009
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45040 /45420
Elevation 130–189 m (427–620 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.

Bonny-sur-Loire is a commune in the Loiret department of the Centre region of north-central France.

Place name[edit]

The name is evidenced historically at least since the beginning of the seventeenth century.

Geography[edit]

The commune of Bonny stands beside the river Loire, at the border of the Burgundy region and separated from the Nièvre department by a river, the Cheuille. The town is situated on the main route between Paris and Nevers, the A77 and RN7.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,069 —    
1800 1,243 +16.3%
1806 1,276 +2.7%
1821 1,401 +9.8%
1831 1,608 +14.8%
1836 1,795 +11.6%
1841 1,824 +1.6%
1846 1,920 +5.3%
1851 2,139 +11.4%
1856 2,060 −3.7%
1861 2,567 +24.6%
1866 2,371 −7.6%
1872 2,321 −2.1%
1876 2,309 −0.5%
1881 2,290 −0.8%
1886 2,338 +2.1%
1891 2,310 −1.2%
1896 2,162 −6.4%
1901 2,157 −0.2%
1906 2,082 −3.5%
1911 2,009 −3.5%
1921 1,821 −9.4%
1926 1,773 −2.6%
1931 1,755 −1.0%
1936 1,773 +1.0%
1946 1,715 −3.3%
1954 1,535 −10.5%
1962 1,605 +4.6%
1968 1,701 +6.0%
1975 1,778 +4.5%
1982 1,830 +2.9%
1990 1,921 +5.0%
1999 1,924 +0.2%
2006 2,032 +5.6%
2009 2,065 +1.6%
2012 2,009 −2.7%

The inhabitants are known as Bonnychons.

Administration[edit]

The mayor since March 2001 has been Michel Lechauve.

Sights[edit]

Suspension bridge between Bonny-sur-Loire et Beaulieu-sur-Loire (carrying the road D926)

Quality of life[edit]

Bonny-sur-Loire is a ville fleurie, graded at the level of three flowers by the National Council for the Villes et Villages Fleuris de France.

Celebrations[edit]

  • Val de Jazz : in July
  • Wine festival and Second-Hand Market : the last Sunday in July
  • Salon of autumnal art: the week of 1 November
  • Saint-Aignan : each year, in November

Personalities[edit]

  • Nicolas Habicot (1550–1624), surgeon of the Duke of Nemours and anatomist, was born at Bonny
  • François Jean-Baptiste d'Alphonse (1756–1821) born at Bonny, was a politician of the 18th-19th centuries
  • Désiré Lubin (1854–1929), painter, born at Bonny.

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