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Sancerre

Coordinates: 47°19′55″N 2°50′24″E / 47.332°N 2.840°E / 47.332; 2.840
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Sancerre
A general view of Sancerre
A general view of Sancerre
Coat of arms of Sancerre
Location of Sancerre
Map
Sancerre is located in France
Sancerre
Sancerre
Sancerre is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Sancerre
Sancerre
Coordinates: 47°19′55″N 2°50′24″E / 47.332°N 2.840°E / 47.332; 2.840
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementBourges
CantonSancerre
IntercommunalityCC Pays Fort Sancerrois Val de Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Laurent Pabiot[1]
Area
1
16.27 km2 (6.28 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,349
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18241 /18300
Elevation146–366 m (479–1,201 ft)
(avg. 310 m or 1,020 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town and commune in the Cher department, France overlooking the river Loire. It is noted for its wine.

It is a natural fortress 312 meters in height. The Counts of Champagne built fortifications there in the 12th century. During the French Wars of Religion the Huguenot people were besieged there for 8 months in 1572/3. About 500 people died, mostly of starvation. The siege of Sancerre was written about by a Protestant minister Jean de Léry, who survived the battle, in The Memorable History of the Siege of Sancerre (1574). A mansion was built on the ruins of the original Chateau de Sancerre in 1874.

In 2008 there were 1697 people living there. [3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. "SANCERRE - Map of Sancerre 18300 France". www.map-france.com. Retrieved 2023-04-10.