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The interior of the church of Our Lady, in Coust
The interior of the church of Our Lady, in Coust
Coust is located in France
Coordinates: 46°41′36″N 2°35′50″E / 46.6933°N 2.5972°E / 46.6933; 2.5972Coordinates: 46°41′36″N 2°35′50″E / 46.6933°N 2.5972°E / 46.6933; 2.5972
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Dun-sur-Auron
Intercommunality CC Cœur de France
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Aucouturier
Area1 21.89 km2 (8.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 465
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18076 /18210
Elevation 153–247 m (502–810 ft)
(avg. 210 m or 690 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.

Coust is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.


An area of farming and forestry comprising a village and several hamlets situated by the banks of both the Cher River and the small river Chignon some 26 miles (42 km) east of Bourges at the junction of the D1 with the D101 and the D2144 roads. The commune shares a border with the département of Allier.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 525 —    
1968 525 +0.0%
1975 518 −1.3%
1982 460 −11.2%
1990 506 +10.0%
1999 475 −6.1%
2008 465 −2.1%


  • The twelfth-century church of Notre-Dame.
  • The ruins of the fourteenth-century castle of Le Creuzet.
  • The remains of feudal fortifications at Meslon, and a dovecote.
  • The chateau of Bonnais, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • Three old washhouses.

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