Vallenay

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Vallenay
The church of Saint-Roch
The church of Saint-Roch
Coat of arms of Vallenay
Coat of arms
Location of Vallenay
Vallenay is located in France
Vallenay
Vallenay
Vallenay is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Vallenay
Vallenay
Coordinates: 46°48′08″N 2°22′19″E / 46.8022°N 2.3719°E / 46.8022; 2.3719Coordinates: 46°48′08″N 2°22′19″E / 46.8022°N 2.3719°E / 46.8022; 2.3719
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonTrouy
IntercommunalityCC Arnon Boischaut Cher
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Faucher
Area
1
25.66 km2 (9.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
751
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18270 /18190
Elevation138–226 m (453–741 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming comprising two villages and a couple of hamlets situated in the valley of the river Cher, about 20 miles (32 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D3 with the D38 road. The A71 autoroute runs through the commune’s eastern territory.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962963—    
19681,009+4.8%
19751,021+1.2%
1982833−18.4%
1990857+2.9%
1999709−17.3%
2008697−1.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The priory church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The chateau of Bigny.
  • The chateau du Preuil.
  • A forge ‘La Petite Forge’ at Bigny.
  • Old limekilns.
  • A seventeenth-century chapel at Bigny.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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