Canton of Sancoins

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Canton of Sancoins
French canton
Country France
Region Blason Centre-Val de Loire.svg Centre
Department Blason département fr Cher.svg Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Seat Sancoins
Communes 11
Government
 • Representative Paul Bernard
2004-2010
Area¹
 • Total 269.56 km2 (104.08 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 5,744
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Cantonal code 18 26
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Sancoins 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 11 communes, which joined the canton of Dun-sur-Auron in 2015.[1]

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming in the northeastern part of the arrondissement of Saint-Amand-Montrond centred on the town of Sancoins. The altitude varies from 173m at Neuvy-le-Barrois to 268m at Chaumont, with an average altitude of 209m.

Composition[edit]

The Canton of Sancoins comprised 11 communes and a total of 5,744 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Commune Inhabitants Postal code INSEE code
Augy-sur-Aubois 294 18600 18017
Chaumont 49 18350 18060
Givardon 291 18600 18102
Grossouvre 238 18600 18106
Mornay-sur-Allier 440 18600 18155
Neuilly-en-Dun 258 18600 18161
Neuvy-le-Barrois 153 18600 18164
Sagonne 221 18600 18195
Saint-Aignan-des-Noyers 79 18600 18196
Sancoins 3562 18600 18242
Vereaux 159 18600 18275

Population[edit]

Historical population of Canton of Sancoins
(Source: INSEE)
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 6,291 6,544 6,253 6,171 5,878 5,744
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: 46°49′58″N 2°55′11″E / 46.83278°N 2.91972°E / 46.83278; 2.91972