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The centre of the village
The centre of the village
Coat of arms of Préveranges
Coat of arms
Préveranges is located in France
Coordinates: 46°26′00″N 2°15′20″E / 46.4333°N 2.2556°E / 46.4333; 2.2556Coordinates: 46°26′00″N 2°15′20″E / 46.4333°N 2.2556°E / 46.4333; 2.2556
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Châteaumeillant
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Nicolas
Area1 38.16 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 582
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18187 / 18370
Elevation 285–504 m (935–1,654 ft)
(avg. 471 m or 1,545 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.

Préveranges is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


A large farming area comprising the village and many hamlets situated by the banks of the small river Joyeuse, some 44 miles (71 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D10 with the D120 road. The commune is bordered to the south by the river Arnon. The commune borders both the departments of Allier and Creuse and is the highest point in the Cher department.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 929 —    
1968 1,081 +16.4%
1975 930 −14.0%
1982 861 −7.4%
1990 772 −10.3%
1999 665 −13.9%
2008 582 −12.5%


  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau at La Preugne.
  • The tower of a thirteenth-century castle in the woods.
  • A nineteenth-century house.
  • A watermill at Marcoh.

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