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

Thauvenay
Location of Thauvenay
Thauvenay is located in France
Thauvenay
Thauvenay
Thauvenay is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Thauvenay
Thauvenay
Coordinates: 47°18′20″N 2°52′08″E / 47.3056°N 2.8689°E / 47.3056; 2.8689Coordinates: 47°18′20″N 2°52′08″E / 47.3056°N 2.8689°E / 47.3056; 2.8689
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementBourges
CantonSancerre
IntercommunalityCC Pays Fort Sancerrois Val de Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Benoît de Choulot
Area
1
9.86 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
347
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18262 /18300
Elevation142–295 m (466–968 ft)
(avg. 158 m or 518 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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GeographyEdit

A winegrowing and farming village situated on the banks of both the river Vauvise and the Loire lateral canal, about 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Bourges at the junction of the D920 with the D206, D202 and the D159 roads. The commune is one of 14 permitted to grow grapes for Sancerre AOC wine. The Vauvise flows northwest through the middle of the commune; the Loire forms part of its northeastern boundary.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1962250—    
1968255+2.0%
1975293+14.9%
1982274−6.5%
1990295+7.7%
1999302+2.4%
2008347+14.9%

SightsEdit

  • A church dating from the twentieth century.
  • A twelfth-century chapel.
  • An eighteenth-century chateau.
  • A restored public washhouse.

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