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The Abbey of Loroy, in Méry-ès-Bois, in 1987
The Abbey of Loroy, in Méry-ès-Bois, in 1987
Méry-ès-Bois is located in France
Coordinates: 47°19′31″N 2°21′46″E / 47.3253°N 2.3627°E / 47.3253; 2.3627Coordinates: 47°19′31″N 2°21′46″E / 47.3253°N 2.3627°E / 47.3253; 2.3627
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton La Chapelle-d'Angillon
Intercommunality Sauldre et Sologne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michael Désir
Area1 91.59 km2 (35.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 614
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18149 / 18380
Elevation 171–293 m (561–961 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Méry-ès-Bois is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


A large area of streams, lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 16 miles (26 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D22, D58 and the D168 roads and also on the D926 and D940. Two rivers have their source here, the Mocquart and the Guette and the Barangeon river flows through the middle of the commune.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 771 —    
1968 778 +0.9%
1975 708 −9.0%
1982 637 −10.0%
1990 659 +3.5%
1999 616 −6.5%
2008 614 −0.3%


  • The church of St. Firmin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The thirteenth-century abbey of Loroy.

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