Jars, Cher

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The church of Saint-Agnan, in Jars
The church of Saint-Agnan, in Jars
Jars is located in France
Coordinates: 47°23′46″N 2°41′01″E / 47.3961°N 2.6836°E / 47.3961; 2.6836Coordinates: 47°23′46″N 2°41′01″E / 47.3961°N 2.6836°E / 47.3961; 2.6836
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Intercommunality Cœur du Pays Fort
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Rincheval
Area1 37.34 km2 (14.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 486
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18117 /18260
Elevation 204–364 m (669–1,194 ft)
(avg. 360 m or 1,180 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.

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


An area of forestry and farming, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D923, D55 and the D47 roads.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 547 —    
1968 596 +9.0%
1975 552 −7.4%
1982 554 +0.4%
1990 522 −5.8%
1999 505 −3.3%
2008 486 −3.8%


Church entrance
  • The church of St. Aignan, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • Traces of the castle of Nancray.
  • An eighteenth-century house, the "Tisserands" and mill at the hamlet of Plansons-d'en-Bas.
  • A fifteenth-century manorhouse with twin towers from an old gateway.

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