Châteaumeillant

Châteaumeillant (French: [ʃɑtomɛjɑ̃]; Auvergnat: Chastèlmelhan) is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Châteaumeillant
Chastèlmelhan  (Occitan)
The church of Our Lady, in Châteaumeillant
The church of Our Lady, in Châteaumeillant
Coat of arms of Châteaumeillant
Location of Châteaumeillant
Châteaumeillant is located in France
Châteaumeillant
Châteaumeillant
Châteaumeillant is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Châteaumeillant
Châteaumeillant
Coordinates: 46°33′46″N 2°12′05″E / 46.5628°N 2.2014°E / 46.5628; 2.2014Coordinates: 46°33′46″N 2°12′05″E / 46.5628°N 2.2014°E / 46.5628; 2.2014
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonChâteaumeillant
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Frédéric Durant
Area
1
42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
1,768
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18057 /18370
Elevation212–388 m (696–1,273 ft)
(avg. 253 m or 830 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

An area of winegrowing, farming and forestry comprising a small town and several hamlets situated in the valley of the small river Sinaise, some 40 miles (64 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D943 with the D3 and the D70 roads.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,462—    
19682,528+2.7%
19752,429−3.9%
19822,186−10.0%
19902,081−4.8%
19992,058−1.1%
20082,082+1.2%

SightsEdit

  • The abbey church of St. Genès, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A medieval castle.
  • Other buildings, originally part of the abbey.
  • The museum, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The eleventh-century church of Notre-Dame.
 
The vineyards of Châteaumeillant

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

External linksEdit