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Cher
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Coat of Arms of Cher


Coat of Arms of Cher
Information
Number18
RegionCentre
PrefectureBourges
SubprefecturesSaint-Amand-Montrond
Vierzon
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 70th


314,428


43 /km²
Area7,235 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 35
Communes 290
President of the
general council
Alain Rafesthain
Location
Location of Cher in France

Cher is a département in the center of France. It is named after the Cher River.

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History

Cher was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Berry.

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire). It is surrounded by the departments of Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Nièvre, Allier, and Creuse.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Berrichons from the former province of Berry.

Tourism

The Bourges Cathedral of St. Étienne is a major tourist attraction.

Miscellaneous topics

List of the communes of the Cher département

External links

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