Sancoins

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Sancoins
Donjon of Louy castle
Donjon of Louy castle
Coat of arms of Sancoins
Coat of arms
Location of Sancoins
Sancoins is located in France
Sancoins
Sancoins
Sancoins is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Sancoins
Sancoins
Coordinates: 46°49′58″N 2°55′11″E / 46.8328°N 2.9197°E / 46.8328; 2.9197Coordinates: 46°49′58″N 2°55′11″E / 46.8328°N 2.9197°E / 46.8328; 2.9197
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonDun-sur-Auron
IntercommunalityCC Les Trois Provinces
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Jourdain
Area
1
53.52 km2 (20.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,142
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18242 /18600
Elevation192–233 m (630–764 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of farming and associated light industry comprising a small town and several hamlets situated by the banks of both the river Aubois and the canal de Berry, about 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D2076 with the D951 and D920 roads. The commune shares its southern border with that of the department of Allier.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19903,634—    
19993,562−2.0%
20083,250−8.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt in the nineteenth century.
  • The fourteenth-century castle of Jouy, built by Pierre de Giac, chancellor of the Duke of Berry.
  • Several 15th and sixteenth-century buildings in the main town.
  • Javoulet lake.
  • The sixteenth-century ‘Joan of Arc’ tower.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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