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For other uses, see Méreau (disambiguation).
The Chateau of Autry
The Chateau of Autry
Coat of arms of Méreau
Coat of arms
Méreau is located in France
Coordinates: 47°09′50″N 2°03′06″E / 47.1639°N 2.0517°E / 47.1639; 2.0517Coordinates: 47°09′50″N 2°03′06″E / 47.1639°N 2.0517°E / 47.1639; 2.0517
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Lury-sur-Arnon
Intercommunality Vals de Cher et d'Arnon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Mornay
Area1 18.65 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,278
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18148 /18120
Elevation 95–136 m (312–446 ft)
(avg. 114 m or 374 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.

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


An area of farming and forestry, comprising the main village and five other villages and hamlets, situated by the banks of the river Arnon immediately south of Vierzon, at the junction of the D320, D18e and the D918 roads. Junction 7 of the A20 is within the commune’s borders.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 857 —    
1968 979 +14.2%
1975 1,352 +38.1%
1982 1,756 +29.9%
1990 1,989 +13.3%
1999 2,002 +0.7%
2008 2,278 +13.8%


  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Chevilly, with a dovecote and seventeenth century mill.
  • The sixteenth-century chateau of Autry.

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