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Planchez is located in France
Coordinates: 47°08′15″N 4°01′03″E / 47.13750°N 4.01750°E / 47.13750; 4.01750Coordinates: 47°08′15″N 4°01′03″E / 47.13750°N 4.01750°E / 47.13750; 4.01750
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Château-Chinon
Canton Montsauche-les-Settons
Intercommunality Haut Morvan
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François Dumarais
Area1 43.65 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 326
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58210 /58230
Elevation 349–726 m (1,145–2,382 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.

Planchez is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.


In World War II, during the German occupation of France, the area around Planchez was a focus for the Maquis. On 25 June 1944, as a collective punishment, the village was burned by German forces.


At the 1999 census, the population was 326. On 1 January 2004, the estimate was 360.

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