Vesdun

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Vesdun
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vesdun
Coat of arms
Location of Vesdun
Vesdun is located in France
Vesdun
Vesdun
Vesdun is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Vesdun
Vesdun
Coordinates: 46°32′23″N 2°25′49″E / 46.5397°N 2.4303°E / 46.5397; 2.4303Coordinates: 46°32′23″N 2°25′49″E / 46.5397°N 2.4303°E / 46.5397; 2.4303
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonChâteaumeillant
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Pointereau
Area
1
48.61 km2 (18.77 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
583
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18278 /18360
Elevation219–367 m (719–1,204 ft)
(avg. 324 m or 1,063 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A large area of streams, lakes and farming comprising a village and many hamlets situated about 40 miles (64 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D4 and D67 roads. The commune shares its southern border with that of the department of Allier. Vesdun is one of seven localities claiming the title of the geographical centre of France (if the coastal islands are included).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962698—    
1968800+14.6%
1975718−10.3%
1982721+0.4%
1990683−5.3%
1999623−8.8%
2008633+1.6%

Sights[edit]

The church
  • The church of St. Cyr, dating from the twelfth century
  • The chateau of La Cour.
  • A preserved sixteenth-century house.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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