Cérilly, Allier

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The church in Cérilly
The church in Cérilly
Coat of arms of Cérilly
Coat of arms
Cérilly is located in France
Coordinates: 46°37′07″N 2°49′18″E / 46.6186°N 2.8217°E / 46.6186; 2.8217Coordinates: 46°37′07″N 2°49′18″E / 46.6186°N 2.8217°E / 46.6186; 2.8217
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Montluçon
Canton Bourbon-l'Archambault
Intercommunality Pays de Tronçais
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Olivier Filliat[1]
Area1 70.55 km2 (27.24 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,324
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03048 /03350
Elevation 228–397 m (748–1,302 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 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.

Cérilly is a commune in the Allier department in central France.

It is in close proximity to the largest and oldest untouched oak forest in western Europe: the Forest of Tronçais. Many oak trees exceed 250 years in age. The Troncais (pronounced: Tronssay) forest was first planted during the 13th century and used continuously since the late 17th century and until the early 19th century to supply masts and spars to the old French navy. It is now a state forest which supplies much of the choice oak used in making the best wine barrels that are used mostly in Burgundy.


Cérilly is located in the bocage bourbonnais natural region, spanning a sixth of la Forêt de Tronçais.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,825 —    
1968 1,958 +7.3%
1975 1,956 −0.1%
1982 1,820 −7.0%
1990 1,591 −12.6%
1999 1,568 −1.4%
2008 1,379 −12.1%
2012 1,324 −4.0%

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  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier (avec maire, arrondissement et canton)" [Nominative list of communes of Allier (with mayor, arrondissement and canton)] (PDF). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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