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Town hall and school
Town hall and school
Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre is located in France
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N 2°18′31″E / 47.4489°N 2.3086°E / 47.4489; 2.3086Coordinates: 47°26′56″N 2°18′31″E / 47.4489°N 2.3086°E / 47.4489; 2.3086
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Aubigny-sur-Nère
Intercommunality Sauldre et Sologne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Violleau
Area1 50.08 km2 (19.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 252
 • Density 5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18147 /18700
Elevation 131–183 m (430–600 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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.

Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and a hamlet situated in the valley of the petite Sauldre river, some 16 miles (26 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D924, D12 and the D79 roads.

The Petite Sauldre flows westward through the middle of the commune; the village lies on its right bank. The Rère flows northwestward, then southwestward, through the heavily-wooded southern part of the commune.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 230 —    
1968 256 +11.3%
1975 250 −2.3%
1982 223 −10.8%
1990 229 +2.7%
1999 271 +18.3%
2008 252 −7.0%


  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The remains of the castle of la Faye, dating from the thirteenth century.

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