Coordinates: 46°37′07″N 2°49′18″E / 46.6186°N 2.8217°E / 46.6186; 2.8217

Cérilly, Allier

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Cérilly
The church in Cérilly
The church in Cérilly
Coat of arms of Cérilly
Location of Cérilly
Map
Cérilly is located in France
Cérilly
Cérilly
Cérilly is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Cérilly
Cérilly
Coordinates: 46°37′07″N 2°49′18″E / 46.6186°N 2.8217°E / 46.6186; 2.8217
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMontluçon
CantonBourbon-l'Archambault
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Tronçais
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Fabien Thevenoux[1]
Area
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70.55 km2 (27.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
1,309
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03048 /03350
Elevation228–397 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.

Cérilly (French pronunciation: [seʁiji]) 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.

Geography

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

Population

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Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,958—    
1975 1,956−0.01%
1982 1,820−1.02%
1990 1,591−1.67%
1999 1,568−0.16%
2007 1,384−1.55%
2012 1,324−0.88%
2017 1,311−0.20%
Source: INSEE[3]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021" (in French). The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
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