Menetou-Râtel

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Menetou-Râtel
Location of Menetou-Râtel
Menetou-Râtel is located in France
Menetou-Râtel
Menetou-Râtel
Menetou-Râtel is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Menetou-Râtel
Menetou-Râtel
Coordinates: 47°21′07″N 2°45′24″E / 47.3519°N 2.7567°E / 47.3519; 2.7567Coordinates: 47°21′07″N 2°45′24″E / 47.3519°N 2.7567°E / 47.3519; 2.7567
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementBourges
CantonSancerre
IntercommunalityCC Pays Fort Sancerrois Val de Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Desreaux
Area
1
28.01 km2 (10.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
505
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18144 /18300
Elevation242–377 m (794–1,237 ft)
(avg. 311 m or 1,020 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Menetou-Râtel is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Geography[edit]

A winegrowing and farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D85, D86 and the D923 roads. The commune is one of only a few that can grow grapes for Sancerre AOC wine.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962547—    
1968594+8.6%
1975526−11.4%
1982506−3.8%
1990483−4.5%
1999480−0.6%
2008488+1.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fourteenth-century priory of Notre-Dame.
  • The chateau of Couet built in 1875.
  • A watermill.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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