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Loire lateral canal
Loire lateral canal
Marseilles-lès-Aubigny is located in France
Coordinates: 47°04′06″N 3°00′50″E / 47.0683°N 3.0139°E / 47.0683; 3.0139Coordinates: 47°04′06″N 3°00′50″E / 47.0683°N 3.0139°E / 47.0683; 3.0139
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Avord
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Pierre Renault
Area1 9.88 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 664
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18139 /18320
Elevation 157–198 m (515–650 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

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


A forestry and farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of the rivers Aubois and Loire, some 25 miles (40 km) east of Bourges, at the junction of the D44 and the D81 roads. The commune has a small port on the Loire lateral canal. There is a canal boatyard with dry dock in the basin. The village grew up because of the canal traffic. The junction of the Canal Lateral a la Loire, a through route from the Channel to the Mediterranean, with the Canal de Berry. The canal de Berry was a small scale canal and goods needed transfering from the larger Freycinet size peniches used on the Canal de Berry to the smaller Berrichon peniches. It ran from this village to join the Loire at Tours.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 913 —    
1968 963 +5.5%
1975 917 −4.8%
1982 876 −4.5%
1990 802 −8.4%
1999 691 −13.8%
2008 687 −0.6%


  • The church, dating from the twentieth century.
  • A museum.
  • The ruins of a feudal castle.

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