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Presly is located in France
Coordinates: 47°23′20″N 2°21′32″E / 47.3889°N 2.3589°E / 47.3889; 2.3589Coordinates: 47°23′20″N 2°21′32″E / 47.3889°N 2.3589°E / 47.3889; 2.3589
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Aubigny-sur-Nère
Intercommunality Sauldre et Sologne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Ginoux
Area1 74.63 km2 (28.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 253
 • Density 3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18185 /18380
Elevation 137–238 m (449–781 ft)
(avg. 213 m or 699 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.

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


A large area of streams, lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 22 miles (35 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D12, D58 and the D30 roads.

The river Rère has its source near the hamlet of Sommerère in the southeastern part of the commune. It flows northwest through the middle of the commune, enters the territory of Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre and flows back southwest in the northwestern part of Presly.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 277 —    
1968 371 +33.9%
1975 301 −18.9%
1982 247 −17.9%
1990 204 −17.4%
1999 228 +11.8%
2008 253 +11.0%


  • The church of St. Caprais, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The seventeenth-century chateau La Planche.

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