Canton of Léré

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Canton of Léré
French canton
Country France
Region Blason Centre-Val de Loire.svg Centre
Department Blason département fr Cher.svg Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Seat Léré
Communes 7
Government
 • Representative Pascal Viguié
2004-2010
Area¹
 • Total 149.94 km2 (57.89 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 6,122
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Cantonal code 18 16
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Léré is a former canton situated in the Cher département and in the Centre region of France. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. It consisted of 7 communes, which joined the canton of Sancerre in 2015.[1]

Geography[edit]

A farming and forestry area in the arrondissement of Bourges. centred on the town of Léré. The altitude varies from 132m at Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois to 303m at Léré, with an average altitude of 200m.

Composition[edit]

The Canton of Léré comprised 7 communes and a total of 6,122 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Commune Inhabitants Postal code INSEE code
Belleville-sur-Loire 1,088 18240 18026
Boulleret 1,421 18240 18032
Léré 1,296 18240 18125
Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois 416 18240 18208
Santranges 369 18240 18243
Savigny-en-Sancerre 1,023 18240 18246
Sury-près-Léré 509 18240 18257

Population[edit]

Historical population of Canton of Léré
(Source: INSEE)
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 4,528 4,758 4,499 4,840 5,855 6,122
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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Coordinates: 47°28′15″N 2°52′26″E / 47.47083°N 2.87389°E / 47.47083; 2.87389