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The church of Our Lady, in Châteaumeillant
The church of Our Lady, in Châteaumeillant
Coat of arms of Châteaumeillant
Coat of arms
Châteaumeillant is located in France
Coordinates: 46°33′46″N 2°12′05″E / 46.5628°N 2.2014°E / 46.5628; 2.2014Coordinates: 46°33′46″N 2°12′05″E / 46.5628°N 2.2014°E / 46.5628; 2.2014
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Châteaumeillant
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Bergerault
Area1 42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,082
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18057 /18370
Elevation 212–388 m (696–1,273 ft)
(avg. 253 m or 830 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.

Châteaumeillant is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


An area of winegrowing, farming and forestry comprising a small town and several hamlets situated in the valley of the small river Sinaise, some 40 miles (64 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D943 with the D3 and the D70 roads.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,462 —    
1968 2,528 +2.7%
1975 2,429 −3.9%
1982 2,186 −10.0%
1990 2,081 −4.8%
1999 2,058 −1.1%
2008 2,082 +1.2%


  • The abbey church of St. Genès, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A medieval castle.
  • Other buildings, originally part of the abbey.
  • The museum, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The eleventh-century church of Notre-Dame.
The vineyards of Châteaumeillant

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