Azy is a commune with 489 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Cher in the Centre region. It belongs to the district of Bourges, in the canton of Les Aix- d'Angillon and municipal association Terroirs d' Angillon.
Azy is situated at an average altitude of 207 meters above sea level, 26 kilometers northeast of Bourges, the seat of the prefecture of the department of Cher. The municipality has an area of 27.62 square kilometers.
History and Demographics
Azy was first documented in 1178. 1793 Azy was given the status of a municipality and in 1801 the right to local self-government in the wake of the French Revolution ( 1789-1799 ).
Most residents Azy had in 1891. Thereafter, the population dropped to 1990, when the congregation had only 413 inhabitants.
In the choir of the church of Saint Sulpice le Pieux you can still see traces of the original Romanesque church. The vaulted roof of the nave was built in the 13th or 14th century. The west portal is flanked by pilasters, decorated in the Renaissance style. The church now belongs to the parish of Baugy.
Economy and infrastructure
There is a primary school in Azy.
Major lines of business in Azy are agriculture and tourism. There is an agricultural cooperative, several craft shops, shops, a hotel, a restaurant, several hostels and guest rooms.