Canton of Sancerre

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Canton of Sancerre
French canton
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Blason département fr Cher.svg Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Seat Sancerre
Communes 36
 • Total 687.99 km2 (265.63 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 19,010
 • Density 28/km2 (72/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 Sancerre is a canton situated in the Cher département and is in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.


An area of farming and winegrowing in the valley of the river Loire, in the northeastern part of the arrondissement of Bourges centred on the town of Sancerre. The altitude varies from 139m at Bannay to 392m at Sens-Beaujeu, with an average altitude of 219m.


At the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, the canton was expanded from 18 to 36 communes:[1]


Historical population of Canton of Sancerre
(Source: INSEE)
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 10,305 11,056 10,872 10,548 10,194 9,800
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°19′55″N 2°50′23″E / 47.33194°N 2.83972°E / 47.33194; 2.83972