Brécy, Cher

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Brécy
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Brécy
Coat of arms
Brécy is located in France
Brécy
Brécy
Coordinates: 47°07′30″N 2°37′13″E / 47.125°N 2.6203°E / 47.125; 2.6203Coordinates: 47°07′30″N 2°37′13″E / 47.125°N 2.6203°E / 47.125; 2.6203
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Les Aix-d'Angillon
Intercommunality Terroirs d’Angillon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Bonneau-Popot
Area1 39.63 km2 (15.30 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 794
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18035 / 18220
Elevation 149–229 m (489–751 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming comprising the village and five hamlets situated by the banks of the Tripande river, some 10 miles (16 km) east of Bourges at the junction of the D151 with the D12 and D52 roads. The commune lies on the pilgrimage route known as the Way of St. James.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 549 —    
1968 555 +1.1%
1975 488 −12.1%
1982 503 +3.1%
1990 692 +37.6%
1999 706 +2.0%
2008 794 +12.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The twelfth century chapel at Francheville, originally a Knights Templar commandry.
  • Several ancient buildings at the hamlets of Guilly and Francheville.

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