Charenton-du-Cher

Charenton-du-Cher (French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁɑ̃tɔ̃ dy ʃɛʁ]) is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Charenton-du-Cher
The church in Charenton-du-Cher
The church in Charenton-du-Cher
Coat of arms of Charenton-du-Cher
Location of Charenton-du-Cher
Charenton-du-Cher is located in France
Charenton-du-Cher
Charenton-du-Cher
Charenton-du-Cher is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Charenton-du-Cher
Charenton-du-Cher
Coordinates: 46°43′50″N 2°38′35″E / 46.7306°N 2.6431°E / 46.7306; 2.6431Coordinates: 46°43′50″N 2°38′35″E / 46.7306°N 2.6431°E / 46.7306; 2.6431
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementSaint-Amand-Montrond
CantonDun-sur-Auron
IntercommunalityCC Cœur de France
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pascal Aupy[1]
Area
1
4,789 km2 (1,849 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,023
 • Density0.21/km2 (0.55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18052 /18210
Elevation167–253 m (548–830 ft)
(avg. 178 m or 584 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 farming, forestry and a little light industry comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of both the canal de Berry and the river Marmande, some 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Bourges at the junction of the D951 with the D1 and D953 roads.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,362—    
19681,372+0.7%
19751,371−0.1%
19821,292−5.8%
19901,154−10.7%
19991,096−5.0%
20081,119+2.1%

SightsEdit

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The motte of a tenth-century castle (30m diameter, 10m high).
  • A fifteenth-century house on the rue Blanche.
  • An old forge and its associated buildings, La "Grosse Forge"
  • Remains of the convent abbey of Notre-Dame de Bellevaux, founded in 620.
  • The remains of the 15th century chapel of St. Julien.
  • A public washhouse.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.