Plou, Cher

Plou is a commune in the Cher département in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

Plou
The church in Plou
The church in Plou
Location of Plou
Plou is located in France
Plou
Plou
Plou is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Plou
Plou
Coordinates: 47°00′55″N 2°09′20″E / 47.0153°N 2.1556°E / 47.0153; 2.1556Coordinates: 47°00′55″N 2°09′20″E / 47.0153°N 2.1556°E / 47.0153; 2.1556
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementBourges
CantonChârost
IntercommunalityFercher - Pays florentais
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Fabrice Chabance[1]
Area
1
33.21 km2 (12.82 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
534
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18181 /18290
Elevation122–161 m (400–528 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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 and forestry comprising a small village and several hamlets situated some 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Bourges, at the junction of the D190, D114 and the D16e roads.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962364—    
1968421+15.7%
1975469+11.4%
1982410−12.6%
1990436+6.3%
1999436+0.0%
2008459+5.3%

SightsEdit

  • The church of St. Pierre, originally from the 11th century, was partly reconstructed after the English occupation during the Hundred Years' War. The interior wooden vaults date from the 11th century.
  • The ruins of a 14th-century castle, the Château de Font-Moreau.
  • The château of Castelnau at Brouillamnon was originally a wooden castle, rebuilt in stone around 1100. It was transformed into a Renaissance home in 1541. In its present form, it dates from the 18th century.

PersonalitiesEdit

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 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.