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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vesdun
Coat of arms
Vesdun is located in France
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
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Châteaumeillant
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Pointereau
Area1 48.61 km2 (18.77 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 633
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18278 /18360
Elevation 219–367 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


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).


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 698 —    
1968 800 +14.6%
1975 718 −10.3%
1982 721 +0.4%
1990 683 −5.3%
1999 623 −8.8%
2008 633 +1.6%


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

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