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The church of Saint-Jacques, in Sancergues
The church of Saint-Jacques, in Sancergues
Coat of arms of Sancergues
Coat of arms
Sancergues is located in France
Coordinates: 47°09′22″N 2°55′03″E / 47.1561°N 2.9175°E / 47.1561; 2.9175Coordinates: 47°09′22″N 2°55′03″E / 47.1561°N 2.9175°E / 47.1561; 2.9175
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Avord
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Charache
Area1 15.53 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 701
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18240 /18140
Elevation 158–222 m (518–728 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.

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


A farming area comprising a village and several hamlets situated about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the N151 with the D72, D6 and the D44 roads. The commune is on the ancient pilgrimage route known as St. James' Way and lies on the left bank of the Vauvise, which forms most of the commune's eastern border.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 858 —    
1968 863 +0.6%
1975 942 +9.2%
1982 865 −8.2%
1990 807 −6.7%
1999 718 −11.0%
2008 701 −2.4%


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