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Coordinates: 47°33′41″N 2°50′27″E / 47.5613888889°N 2.84083333333°E / 47.5613888889; 2.84083333333

Commune of Bonny-sur-Loire

Location
Bonny-sur-Loire is located in France
Bonny-sur-Loire
Administration
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Briare
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Briare
Mayor Michel Lechauve
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 130–189 m (430–620 ft)
Land area1 25.80 km2 (9.96 sq mi)
Population2 2,032  (2006)
 - Density 79 /km2 (200 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 45040/ 45420
Website www.bonny-sur-loire.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bonny-sur-Loire is a commune in the Loiret department of the Centre region of north-central France. Its inhabitants are known as "Bonnychons".

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Place name

The name is evidenced historically at least since the beginning of the seventeenth century.

Geography

The commune of Bonny stands beside the river Loire, at the border of the Burgundy region and separated from the Nievre department by a river, the Cheuille. The town is situated on the main route between Paris and Nevers, the A77 and RN7.

Administration

The Mayor since March 2001 has been Michel Lechauve.

Heritage

Suspension bridge between Bonny-sur-Loire et Beaulieu-sur-Loire (carrying the road D926)

Suspension bridge at Bonny-sur-Loire

Quality of life

Bonny-sur-Loire is a 'ville fleurie' or 'town of flowers', graded at the level of three flowers by the National Council for the Villes and Villages Fleuris of France.

Celebrations

  • Val de Jazz : in July
  • Wine festival and Second-Hand Market : the last Sunday in July
  • Salon of autumnal art: the week of 1 November
  • Saint-Aignan : each year, in November

Famous people

  • Nicolas Habicot (1550-1624), surgeon of the Duke of Nemours and anatomist, was born at Bonny
  • François Jean-Baptiste d'Alphonse (1756-1821) born at Bonny, was a politician of the 18th-19th centuries
  • Désiré Lubin (1854-1929), painter, born at Bonny.

See also

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