St Jean aux Amognes, small village of Nievre in the Bourgogne
area, with 15kms of Nevers in the heart of Amognes. The small country
of Amognes corresponds roughly to the cantons of Guérigny and Saint
Benin d' Azy. The heights form wooded plates. Downwards, the marly
slopes, formerly countries of corn and vine, are today the field of
the meadows and of oxen charolais. The softness of the landscapes,
with many rivers, great fields, villages with the beautiful often
Romance churches, is very characteristic.
Descriptive sheet of Saint Jean aux Amognes:
Canton of Saint Benin d' Azy - District of Nevers.
Surface: 1800 hectares - Population (INSEE 1999) 479
Name of the inhabitants: Johannais.
Céoby, Cougny, Crôt, Pérou, Neufond, Saint Péraville,
Séjean, Sury, Prijat and Trélaigues.
The canton of Saint Benin d' Azy includes/understands 16
communes is 5136 inhabitants on the whole:
Anlezy, Beaumont Sardolles, Billy Chevannes, Cizely, Diennes
Aubigny, La Fermeté, Fertrève,
Franay Reugny, Limon, Montigny aux Amognes, Saint Benin d' Azy,
Saint Jean aux Amognes, Saint Sulpice, Trois Vèvres and Ville
Name of the river: The brook of the Forging mills.