Plou, Cher

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The church in Plou
The church in Plou
Plou is located in France
Coordinates: 47°00′55″N 2°09′20″E / 47.0153°N 2.1556°E / 47.0153; 2.1556Coordinates: 47°00′55″N 2°09′20″E / 47.0153°N 2.1556°E / 47.0153; 2.1556
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Chârost
Intercommunality Fercher - Pays florentais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Fabrice Chabance
Area1 33.21 km2 (12.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 502
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18181 /18290
Elevation 122–161 m (400–528 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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.

Plou is a commune in the Cher département in the Centre region of France.


An area of farming and forestry comprising a small village and several hamlets situated some 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Bourges, at the junction of the D190, D114 and the D16e roads.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 364 —    
1968 421 +15.7%
1975 469 +11.4%
1982 410 −12.6%
1990 436 +6.3%
1999 436 +0.0%
2008 459 +5.3%


  • The church of St. Pierre, originally from the 11th century, was partly reconstructed after the English occupation during the Hundred Years' War. The interior wooden vaults date from the 11th century.
  • The ruins of a 14th-century castle, the Château de Font-Moreau.
  • The château of Castelnau at Brouillamnon was originally a wooden castle, rebuilt in stone around 1100. It was transformed into a Renaissance home in 1541. In its present form, it dates from the 18th century.



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