Méry-ès-Bois

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

Méry-ès-Bois
The Abbey of Loroy, in Méry-ès-Bois, in 1987
The Abbey of Loroy, in Méry-ès-Bois, in 1987
Location of Méry-ès-Bois
Méry-ès-Bois is located in France
Méry-ès-Bois
Méry-ès-Bois
Méry-ès-Bois is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Méry-ès-Bois
Méry-ès-Bois
Coordinates: 47°19′31″N 2°21′46″E / 47.3253°N 2.3627°E / 47.3253; 2.3627Coordinates: 47°19′31″N 2°21′46″E / 47.3253°N 2.3627°E / 47.3253; 2.3627
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementVierzon
CantonAubigny-sur-Nère
IntercommunalitySauldre et Sologne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michael Désir
Area
1
91.59 km2 (35.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
577
 • Density6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18149 /18380
Elevation171–293 m (561–961 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

A large area of streams, lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 16 miles (26 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D22, D58 and the D168 roads and also on the D926 and D940. Two rivers have their source here, the Mocquart and the Guette and the Barangeon river flows through the middle of the commune.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962771—    
1968778+0.9%
1975708−9.0%
1982637−10.0%
1990659+3.5%
1999616−6.5%
2008614−0.3%

SightsEdit

  • The church of St. Firmin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The thirteenth-century abbey of Loroy.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.