Sarzay

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Sarzay
Commune
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Sarzay
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Sarzay
Sarzay is located in France
Sarzay
Sarzay
Coordinates: 46°36′09″N 1°54′19″E / 46.6025°N 1.9053°E / 46.6025; 1.9053Coordinates: 46°36′09″N 1°54′19″E / 46.6025°N 1.9053°E / 46.6025; 1.9053
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement La Châtre
Canton Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Lacou
Area1 18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 320
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36210 /36230
Elevation 183–256 m (600–840 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 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.

Sarzay is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

History[edit]

First mentioned in written records in 1300, Sarzay was a parish of the Archbishop of Bourges. The seigneurie of Sarzay belonged to the Barbançois family, who constructed the castle of Sarzay, and they remained the possessor of the fief until 1720. The fief was transformed into a marquisat in 1651. The castle was the setting for a novel by George Sand, le Meunier d'Angibault.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 666 —    
1800 467 −29.9%
1806 526 +12.6%
1821 544 +3.4%
1831 682 +25.4%
1836 701 +2.8%
1841 644 −8.1%
1846 645 +0.2%
1851 638 −1.1%
1856 645 +1.1%
1861 649 +0.6%
1866 692 +6.6%
1872 705 +1.9%
1876 697 −1.1%
1881 669 −4.0%
1886 746 +11.5%
1891 759 +1.7%
1896 765 +0.8%
1901 726 −5.1%
1906 730 +0.6%
1911 681 −6.7%
1921 580 −14.8%
1926 562 −3.1%
1931 540 −3.9%
1936 519 −3.9%
1946 468 −9.8%
1954 438 −6.4%
1962 421 −3.9%
1968 379 −10.0%
1975 343 −9.5%
1982 320 −6.7%
1990 319 −0.3%
1999 300 −6.0%
2006 318 +6.0%
2009 320 +0.6%

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