Rians, Cher

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The church of Saint-Christophe, in Rians
The church of Saint-Christophe, in Rians
Rians is located in France
Coordinates: 47°11′10″N 2°36′54″E / 47.1861°N 2.615°E / 47.1861; 2.615Coordinates: 47°11′10″N 2°36′54″E / 47.1861°N 2.615°E / 47.1861; 2.615
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Saint-Germain-du-Puy
Intercommunality CC Terres du Haut Berry
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François Gaudry
Area1 32.41 km2 (12.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,051
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18194 /18220
Elevation 155–256 m (509–840 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

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


An area of farming and some associated light industry comprising the village and two hamlets situated on the banks of the small river Quatier, about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D12, D24 and the D154 roads. An unusual kind of fresh (unpasteurised) cheese, Faisselle Rians, is produced here.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 604 —    
1968 667 +10.4%
1975 731 +9.6%
1982 836 +14.4%
1990 984 +17.7%
1999 1,017 +3.4%
2008 1,051 +3.3%


  • The church of St. Christophe, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Sery.
  • The two watermills of Malvette and Ecorce.

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