Villequiers

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Villequiers
Coat of arms of Villequiers
Coat of arms
Villequiers is located in France
Villequiers
Villequiers
Coordinates: 47°04′13″N 2°48′20″E / 47.0703°N 2.8056°E / 47.0703; 2.8056Coordinates: 47°04′13″N 2°48′20″E / 47.0703°N 2.8056°E / 47.0703; 2.8056
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Baugy
Intercommunality Champagne balgycienne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pascal Méreau
Area1 29.49 km2 (11.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 520
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18286 / 18800
Elevation 174–216 m (571–709 ft)
(avg. 232 m or 761 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.

Villequiers is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the river Vauvise, about 19 miles (31 km) east of Bourges, at the junction of the D12 with the D93 and D72 roads. The Vauvise flows north-northeast through the eastern part of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 504 —    
1968 534 +6.0%
1975 527 −1.3%
1982 433 −17.8%
1990 466 +7.6%
1999 446 −4.3%
2008 520 +16.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The ruins of a thirteenth-century castle.
  • The sixteenth-century chateau and its park.
  • The medieval watermill at the hamlet of Berry.

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