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The church in Sury-près-Léré
The church in Sury-près-Léré
Coat of arms of Sury-près-Léré
Coat of arms
Sury-près-Léré is located in France
Coordinates: 47°29′02″N 2°52′05″E / 47.4839°N 2.8681°E / 47.4839; 2.8681Coordinates: 47°29′02″N 2°52′05″E / 47.4839°N 2.8681°E / 47.4839; 2.8681
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Intercommunality CC Pays Fort Sancerrois Val de Loire
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Viguié
Area1 17.78 km2 (6.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 556
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18257 /18240
Elevation 132–238 m (433–781 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.

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


A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of the Loire lateral canal about 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Bourges at the junction of the D152 and the D751 roads. The Loire River forms the eastern boundary of the commune.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 294 —    
1968 331 +12.6%
1975 322 −2.7%
1982 378 +17.4%
1990 481 +27.2%
1999 509 +5.8%
2008 556 +9.2%


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