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Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Bridge over the Loire in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.
Bridge over the Loire in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.
Coat of arms of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Canton Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Intercommunality Loire, Vignobles et Nohain
Area
1
53.30 km2 (20.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
10,553
 • Density 197.992/km2 (512.80/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58086 /58200
Elevation 138–252 m (453–827 ft)
(avg. 195 m or 640 ft)
Website www.mairie-cosnesurloire.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is a commune in the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. It is a subprefecture of the department.

Geography

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is in the northwest of the department, on the border with the Cher department; it is on the confluence of the Loire and the Nohain rivers at 55 km (34 mi) of Nevers, the subprefecture of the Nièvre department.

The commune of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire has an area of 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi), and its average altitude is 195 m (640 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 150 m (490 ft).

Distance from Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire to other cities
Dijon Paris Reims Strasbourg Lyon Marseille Nice
197 km (122 mi) 189 km (117 mi) 312 km (194 mi) 582 km (362 mi) 316 km (196 mi) 627 km (390 mi) 782 km (486 mi)
Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is surrounded by the communes La Celle-sur-Loire, Myennes, Tracy-sur-Loire, Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain, Saint-Loup, Saint-Père and Saint-Vérain; it borders to the west with the Cher department.

Climate

The Köppen climate classification type for Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype Cfb.

Population

The inhabitants of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire are known, in French, as Cosnois (women: Cosnoises).

With a population of 10,553, Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire has a population density of 198 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire

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Administration

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is a subprefecture of the Nièvre department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire formed by 7 communes, with 14,926 inhabitants (2014).

Twin towns

Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire is twinned with:

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