Canton of Sancerre

The Canton of Sancerre is a canton situated in the Cher département and is in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Sancerre
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
No. of communes36
SeatSancerre
Area
 • Total687.99 km2 (265.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total19,010
 • Density28/km2 (70/sq mi)
INSEE code18 16

GeographyEdit

An area of farming and winegrowing in the valley of the river Loire, in the northeastern part of the arrondissement of Bourges centred on the town of Sancerre. The altitude varies from 139m at Bannay to 392m at Sens-Beaujeu, with an average altitude of 219m.

CompositionEdit

At the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, the canton was expanded from 18 to 36 communes:[1]

PopulationEdit

Historical population of Canton of Sancerre
(Source: INSEE)
Year196219681975198219901999
Population10,30511,05610,87210,54810,1949,800
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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Coordinates: 47°19′55″N 2°50′23″E / 47.33194°N 2.83972°E / 47.33194; 2.83972